Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

iterate

[it-uh-reyt]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.
  1. to utter again or repeatedly.
  2. to do (something) over again or repeatedly.
verb (used without object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsun·it·er·at·ed, adjective

Synonyms

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. reiterate, repeat, rehearse.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for iterated

Historical Examples

  • "I shall not go with you," iterated Dorothy in a level tone.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "You are very kind," she iterated the first words he had heard from her lips.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • He iterated ancient truths in forms that suited his own era.

  • "You wanted to see me about something," he iterated, wandering.

    Joan Thursday

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • “No, there is nothing left for us but the open boat,” I iterated stoutly.

    The Sea-Wolf

    Jack London


British Dictionary definitions for iterated

iterate

verb
  1. (tr) to say or do again; repeat
Derived Formsiterant, adjectiveiteration or iterance, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin iterāre, from iterum again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for iterated

iterate

v.

1530s, "to do again, repeat," back-formation from iteration, or else from Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare. Related: Iterated; iterating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper