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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


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See repeat.
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Related Words

restatement, redundancy, repeat, recapitulation

Examples from the Web for reiteration

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Historical Examples

  • Take my word for it, the secret of success with "the collective wisdom" is reiteration.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • She spoke with impassioned energy, as if fortifying her refusal by the reiteration of it.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

  • But my convictions are so pronounced that I cannot forbear the reiteration.

    Shadow and Light

    Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

  • To a keen amateur seaman this reiteration is never wearisome.

    A Floating Home

    Cyril Ionides

  • So universally true is this that to repeat it seems the reiteration of a truism.

British Dictionary definitions for reiteration


  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

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


early 15c., from Middle French reiteration and directly from Latin reiterationem (nominative reiteratio) "repetition," noun of action from past participle stem of reiterare (see reiterate).

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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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