repeat

[ ri-peet ]
/ rɪˈpit /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. repatriation,
  2. repay,
  3. repayable,
  4. repayment,
  5. repeal,
  6. repeat oneself,
  7. repeated,
  8. repeatedly,
  9. repeater,
  10. repeating decimal

Origin of repeat

1325–75; Middle English repeten (v.) < Middle French repeter < Latin repetere to attack again, demand return of, equivalent to re- re- + petere to reach towards, seek (cf. perpetual, petulant)

SYNONYMS FOR repeat
1. iterate, recite, rehearse. 1, 5. Repeat, recapitulate, reiterate refer to saying a thing more than once. To repeat is to do or say something over again: to repeat a question, an order. To recapitulate is to restate in brief form, to summarize, often by repeating the principal points in a discourse: to recapitulate an argument. To reiterate is to do or say something over and over again, to repeat insistently: to reiterate a refusal, a demand. 3. echo, reecho.

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British Dictionary definitions for repeat

repeat

/ (rɪˈpiːt) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsrepeatability, nounrepeatable, adjective

Word Origin for repeat

C14: from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere to seek again, from re- + petere to seek

usage

Since again is part of the meaning of repeat, one should not say something is repeated again

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Word Origin and History for repeat
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