to say or utter again (something already said): to repeat a word for emphasis.
to say or utter in reproducing the words, inflections, etc., of another: to repeat a sentence after the teacher.
to reproduce (utterances, sounds, etc.) in the manner of an echo, a phonograph, or the like.
to tell (something heard) to another or others.
to do, make, or perform again: to repeat an action.
to go through or undergo again: to repeat an experience.
to do or say something again.
to cause a slight regurgitation: The onions I ate are repeating on me.
to vote illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
the act of repeating.
something repeated; repetition.
a duplicate or reproduction of something.
a decorative pattern repeated, usually by printing, on a textile or the like.
a radio or television program that has been broadcast at least once before.
- re·peat·a·ble, adjective
- re·peat·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·re·peat, noun
- self-re·peat·ing, adjective
- un·re·peat·a·ble, adjective
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How to use repeat in a sentence
While not every Super Bowl bettor will turn into a habitual gambler, Yahoo execs are confident that its ecosystem can turn many of the first-timer bettors it attracts into repeat customers.‘Put the pedal to the metal’: Yahoo Sports finds big appetite for action among its first-time bettors | Max Willens | February 5, 2021 | Digiday
This is a straightforward repeat of the tactic Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell used against former president Barack Obama.Republicans have a strategy to take back power. Here’s why it could fail. | Paul Waldman | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
This allows the publisher to remarket to readers for repeat purchases and offer branded merchandise to build the commerce brand even further.Five commerce strategies every publisher should consider in 2021 | StackCommerce | January 19, 2021 | Digiday
Government officials are sealing off streets and some large public areas in the hopes of preventing a repeat of last week’s chaos.Inspectors general of several federal agencies open sweeping review of security, intelligence surrounding Capitol attack | Devlin Barrett, Missy Ryan | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
This repeat revenue is also high margin with less than 20% cost of revenue and is expected to grow more than 30% per year on our platform.Home services platform Porch acquires four companies | Frederic Lardinois | January 14, 2021 | TechCrunch
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 DAILY BEAST
The battle between conservation groups and FWS over the fate of the Yellowstone grizzly is about to repeat.
A Manhattan window washer somehow survived a 47-story fall back in 2007, but such a miracle was not likely to repeat itself.
Too Many Cooks also rewards repeat viewings and frame-by-frame scrutiny.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As he did when he was a boy, he would repeat the lessons of the founding fathers and God the Father until he knew them.
After you have repeated the Correlation, then repeat the two extremes, thus—“Anchor” … “Bolster.”Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
It seems necessary to repeat this line in order to start the series of rimes.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
To be able to repeat great po-ems at will, is to have a treasure you can allus carry with you while your voice lasts.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Smitten in conscience, that landlord hurried out after the missionary and actually begged of him to repeat his visit.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
A pedantic fellow called for a bottle of hock at a tavern, which the waiter, not hearing distinctly, asked him to repeat.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for repeat
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to say or write (something) again, either once or several times; restate or reiterate
to do or experience (something) again once or several times
(intr) to occur more than once: the last figure repeats
(tr; may take a clause as object) to reproduce (the words, sounds, etc) uttered by someone else; echo
(tr) to utter (a poem, speech, etc) from memory; recite
(of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation
(tr; may take a clause as object) to tell to another person (the words, esp secrets, imparted to one by someone else)
(intr) (of a clock) to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
(intr) US to vote (illegally) more than once in a single election
repeat oneself to say or do the same thing more than once, esp so as to be tedious
the act or an instance of repeating
(as modifier): a repeat performance
a word, action, etc, that is repeated
an order made out for goods, provisions, etc, that duplicates a previous order
a duplicate copy of something; reproduction
radio television a further broadcast of a programme, film, etc, which has been broadcast before
music a passage that is an exact restatement of the passage preceding it
- repeatability, noun
- repeatable, adjective
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