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reiterate

[ree-it-uh-reyt]
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verb (used with object), re·it·er·at·ed, re·it·er·at·ing.
  1. 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 formsre·it·er·a·ble, adjectivere·it·er·a·tion, nounre·it·er·a·tive [ree-it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /riˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/, adjectiveun·re·it·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·it·er·at·ed, adjectiveun·re·it·er·at·ing, adjectiveun·re·it·er·a·tive, adjective

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See repeat.
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Examples from the Web for reiterative

Historical Examples

  • He was equally particular and reiterative in his account of his slow recovery.

    Captain Ravenshaw

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • It is this reiterative nature which, joined to its schematic definiteness, gives Empathy its extraordinary power over us.

    The Beautiful

    Vernon Lee

  • A sense of fear inspired by no facts but by the reiterative rhetoric of the press swept the city.

    Gargoyles

    Ben Hecht

  • When she awoke next morning raindrops were beating a reiterative plaint against the window, and the sound seemed very beautiful.

    Missy

    Dana Gatlin


British Dictionary definitions for reiterative

reiterate

verb
  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to say or do again or repeatedly
Derived Formsreiterant, adjectivereiteration, nounreiterative, adjectivereiteratively, 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 reiterative

reiterate

v.

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.

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