SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), re·it·er·at·ed, re·it·er·at·ing. to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively. Origin of reiterate 1520–30;
past participle of
to repeat, equivalent to
to repeat, derivative of
-ate 1 Related forms re·it·er·a·ble, adjective re·it·er·a·tion, 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·ed, adjective un·re·it·er·at·ing, adjective un·re·it·er·a·tive, adjective
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Related Words for reiterative boring
verbose Examples from the Web for reiterative Historical Examples of reiterative
He was equally particular and
reiterative in his account of his slow recovery.
It is this
reiterative nature which, joined to its schematic definiteness, gives Empathy its extraordinary power over us.
A sense of fear inspired by no facts but by the
reiterative rhetoric of the press swept the city.
When she awoke next morning raindrops were beating a
reiterative plaint against the window, and the sound seemed very beautiful. British Dictionary definitions for reiterative verb (tr; may take a clause as object) to say or do again or repeatedly Derived Forms reiterant, adjective reiteration, noun reiterative, adjective reiteratively, 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 reiterative 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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