- done, made, or said again and again: repeated attempts.
Origin of repeated
- to say or utter again (something already said): to repeat a word for emphasis.
- to say or utter in reproducing the words, inflections, etc., of another: to repeat a sentence after the teacher.
- to reproduce (utterances, sounds, etc.) in the manner of an echo, a phonograph, or the like.
- to tell (something heard) to another or others.
- to do, make, or perform again: to repeat an action.
- to go through or undergo again: to repeat an experience.
- to do or say something again.
- to cause a slight regurgitation: The onions I ate are repeating on me.
- to vote illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
- the act of repeating.
- something repeated; repetition.
- a duplicate or reproduction of something.
- a decorative pattern repeated, usually by printing, on a textile or the like.
- a radio or television program that has been broadcast at least once before.
Origin of repeat
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Examples from the Web for repeated
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist
January 8, 2015
They repeated that several times and before the procession moved on.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC
December 28, 2014
The group did not respond to repeated requests for comment.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
He was a well-known raconteur, and some of his stories were widely known and repeated--often by him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
He repeated that he knew not how far that charge might have been brought home.
She came up to me, and repeated all these passages with tears.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Allister, laughing joyously, turned to the other three and repeated the question to them.Way of the Lawless
Let me tell you that Dirk Colson would not have repeated that sentence for the world!Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Smithson repeated, evidently somewhat disturbed by the information.Within the Law
- done, made, or said again and again; continual or incessant
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to say or write (something) again, either once or several times; restate or reiterate
- to do or experience (something) again once or several times
- (intr) to occur more than oncethe last figure repeats
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to reproduce (the words, sounds, etc) uttered by someone else; echo
- (tr) to utter (a poem, speech, etc) from memory; recite
- (of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation
- to belch
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to tell to another person (the words, esp secrets, imparted to one by someone else)
- (intr) (of a clock) to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
- (intr) US to vote (illegally) more than once in a single election
- repeat oneself to say or do the same thing more than once, esp so as to be tedious
- the act or an instance of repeating
- (as modifier)a repeat performance
- a word, action, etc, that is repeated
- an order made out for goods, provisions, etc, that duplicates a previous order
- a duplicate copy of something; reproduction
- radio television a further broadcast of a programme, film, etc, which has been broadcast before
- music a passage that is an exact restatement of the passage preceding it
Word Origin and History for repeated
"frequent," 1610s, past participle adjective from repeat (v.). Related: Repeatedly.
late 14c., "to say what one has already said," from Old French repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c., Modern French répéeter), from Latin repetere "do or say again; attack again," from re- "again" (see re-) + petere "to go to; attack; strive after; ask for, beseech" (see petition (n.)).
Meaning "say what another has said" is from 1590s. As an emphatic word in radio broadcasts, 1938. Meaning "do over again" is from 1550s; specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, American English. Related: Repeated; repeating.
mid-15c., of music passages, from repeat (v.). From 1937 of broadcasts.