[ ree-it-uh-reyt ]
/ riˈɪt əˌreɪt /

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; < Latin reiterātus, past participle of reiterāre to repeat, equivalent to re- re- + iterāre to repeat, derivative of iterum again; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM reiterate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for reiterative

  • A sense of fear inspired by no facts but by the reiterative rhetoric of the press swept the city.

    Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
  • It is this reiterative nature which, joined to its schematic definiteness, gives Empathy its extraordinary power over us.

    The Beautiful|Vernon Lee
  • He was equally particular and reiterative in his account of his slow recovery.

    Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens
  • When she awoke next morning raindrops were beating a reiterative plaint against the window, and the sound seemed very beautiful.

    Missy|Dana Gatlin

British Dictionary definitions for reiterative

/ (riːˈɪtəˌreɪt) /


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

Derived forms of reiterate

reiterant, 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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