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[ree-it-uh-reyt] /riˈɪt əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), reiterated, reiterating.
to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
Origin of reiterate
1520-30; < Latin reiterātus, past participle of reiterāre to repeat, equivalent to re- re- + iterāre to repeat, derivative of iterum again; see -ate1
Related forms
reiterable, adjective
reiteration, noun
[ree-it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /riˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
unreiterable, adjective
unreiterated, adjective
unreiterating, adjective
unreiterative, adjective Unabridged
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  • Again I explained, reiterating that I knew nothing of the transaction.

    The Ivory Child H. Rider Haggard
  • By dint of reiterating dreads and speculation he at length obtained some rest.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • Every three months Colomba had written to him, reiterating her suspicions, which she called her "proofs."

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • The psalmist dwells on the picture, reiterating the comparison in ver.

  • And Ben reiterating the same thing, the children declared, "Yes, he's going to Candace's."

    Ben Pepper Margaret Sidney
British Dictionary definitions for reiterating


(transitive; may take a clause as object) to say or do again or repeatedly
Derived Forms
reiterant, adjective
reiteration, noun
reiterative, adjective
reiteratively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin reiterāre to repeat, from re- + iterāre to do again, from iterum again
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Word Origin and History for reiterating



early 15c., "repeat again and again," from Late Latin reiteratus, past participle of reiterare "to repeat," from re- "again" (see re-) + iterare "to repeat," from iterum "again" (see iteration). Related: Reiterated; reiterating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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