[ it-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈɪt əˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.

to utter again or repeatedly.
to do (something) over again or repeatedly.

verb (used without object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.

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 forms

un·it·er·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for iterate


/ (ˈɪtəˌreɪt) /


(tr) to say or do again; repeat

Derived Forms

iterant, adjectiveiteration or iterance, noun

Word Origin for iterate

C16: from Latin iterāre, from iterum again
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