- to utter again or repeatedly.
- to do (something) over again or repeatedly.
- to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula.
Origin of iterate
1525–35; < Latin iterātus, past participle of iterāre to repeat, equivalent to iter- (stem of iterum) again + -ātus -ate1
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1. reiterate, repeat, rehearse.
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Examples from the Web for iterate
You know how I feel about you, but to iterate; I had so many pleasant, touching, funny memories about our being together.Remembering Maria Schneider
February 6, 2011
You may iterate and reiterate, that the public will tire of me.
All they could do was to iterate their master's maxim, and declare everything to be in flux.The Life of Reason
Joan made up her mind to iterate in person to the English the warnings she had given them in her letter.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
To repeat these things in the ears of well read Catholics, is to iterate a thrice-told tale.
- (tr) to say or do again; repeat
C16: from Latin iterāre, from iterum again
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Word Origin and History for iterate
1530s, "to do again, repeat," back-formation from iteration, or else from Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare. Related: Iterated; iterating.
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