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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.
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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

Synonyms for reiterate

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See repeat.
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Related Words for reiterating

restate, renew, repeat, echo, rehash, ditto, recapitulate, recap, iterate, reprise, ingeminate, retell, double-check

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Historical Examples of reiterating

  • The loud-speakers bellowed on, reiterating their four-word chant.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • By dint of reiterating dreads and speculation he at length obtained some rest.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • He shook his head violently, and kept on reiterating that he was quite well.

    Gil the Gunner

    George Manville Fenn

  • Again I explained, reiterating that I knew nothing of the transaction.

    The Ivory Child

    H. Rider Haggard

  • The psalmist dwells on the picture, reiterating the comparison in ver.


British Dictionary definitions for reiterating

reiterate

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

Word Origin for reiterate

C16: from Latin reiterāre to repeat, from re- + iterāre to do again, from iterum again
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Word Origin and History for reiterating

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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