verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repeat
Synonyms for repeat
Related Words for repeatrepetition, replay, rerun, recite, rehash, reiterate, echo, renew, restate, reiteration, recapitulation, reproduction, imitate, relate, recapitulate, iterate, chime, redo, recur, reform
Examples from the Web for repeat
Contemporary Examples of repeat
This time it would be the biggest mistake for the Western press to repeat that—absolutely the biggest mistake.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
The battle between conservation groups and FWS over the fate of the Yellowstone grizzly is about to repeat.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
A Manhattan window washer somehow survived a 47-story fall back in 2007, but such a miracle was not likely to repeat itself.Rescue at One World Trade Center
November 13, 2014
In every interview and event, I continue to repeat my message to the Saudi government.Wife of Jailed Saudi Blogger: My Husband Is a Victim of the Thought Police
Ensaf Haidar, Advancing Human Rights
October 20, 2014
One tune would be like an hour or two hours, and he would not repeat himself, and it would not be boring….The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
Historical Examples of repeat
It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.
As we do, we must not repeat the well-intentioned errors of our past.
Yet, I repeat, man is potentially a man, however far he may be from actual manhood.Weighed and Wanting
He did me the honor to repeat it aloud; but the Minister's answer was not heard.
In the lives of great men the typical tragedies are likely to repeat themselves.The Man Shakespeare
- (of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation
- to belch
- the act or an instance of repeating
- (as modifier)a repeat performance
Word Origin for repeat
late 14c., "to say what one has already said," from Old French repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c., Modern French répéeter), from Latin repetere "do or say again; attack again," from re- "again" (see re-) + petere "to go to; attack; strive after; ask for, beseech" (see petition (n.)).
Meaning "say what another has said" is from 1590s. As an emphatic word in radio broadcasts, 1938. Meaning "do over again" is from 1550s; specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, American English. Related: Repeated; repeating.
mid-15c., of music passages, from repeat (v.). From 1937 of broadcasts.