[ ree-it-uh-reyt ]
See synonyms for: reiteratereiteratedreiteratesreiterating on

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

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin reiterātus, past participle of reiterāre “to repeat,” equivalent to re- re- + iterāre “to repeat,” derivative of iterum “again”; see -ate1

synonym study For reiterate

See repeat.

Other words from reiterate

  • re·it·er·a·ble, adjective
  • re·it·er·a·tion [ree-it-uh-rey-shuhn], /riˌɪt əˈreɪ ʃən/, noun
  • re·it·er·a·tive [ree-it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv], /riˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/, adjective
  • un·re·it·er·a·ble, adjective
  • un·re·it·er·at·ing, adjective
  • un·re·it·er·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reiterate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reiterate


/ (riːˈɪtəˌreɪt) /

  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to say or do again or repeatedly

Origin of reiterate

C16: from Latin reiterāre to repeat, from re- + iterāre to do again, from iterum again

Derived forms of reiterate

  • reiterant, adjective
  • reiteration, noun
  • reiterative, adjective
  • reiteratively, adverb

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