[ ri-peet ]
/ rɪˈpit /
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
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.
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Origin of repeat
synonym study for repeat
1, 5. Repeat, recapitulate, reiterate refer to saying a thing more than once. To repeat is to do or say something over again: to repeat a question, an order. To recapitulate is to restate in brief form, to summarize, often by repeating the principal points in a discourse: to recapitulate an argument. To reiterate is to do or say something over and over again, to repeat insistently: to reiterate a refusal, a demand.
OTHER WORDS FROM repeat
re·peat·a·ble, adjectivere·peat·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·peat, nounself-re·peat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for repeat
/ (rɪˈpiːt) /
(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
Derived forms of repeatrepeatability, nounrepeatable, adjective
Word Origin for repeat
C14: from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere to seek again, from re- + petere to seek
usage for repeat
Since again is part of the meaning of repeat, one should not say something is repeated again
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