Paraphrase- The restatement of a text using different words to express its meaning in another form. A paraphrase is the rewording of a text in order to make it more clear or understandable. Paraphrasing is different from quoting due to the rewording of the text opposed to a direct copy. Edit
Original passage: In the Sopranos, the mob is besieged as much by inner infidelity as it is by the federal government. Early in the series, the greatest threat to Tony's family is his own biological family. One of his closest associates turns witness for the FBI, his mother colludes with his uncle to contract a hit on Tony, and his kids click through web sites that track the federal crackdown in Tony's gangland.
Paraphrased passage: In the first season of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano's mobster activities are more threatened by members of his biological family than by agents of the federal government. This familial betrayal is multi-pronged. Tony's closest friend and associate is an FBI informant, his mother and uncle are conspiring to have him killed, and his children are surfing the web for information about his activities.