verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- repeat oneself,
- repeating decimal
Origin of repeat
Examples from the Web for 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|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.
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|DAILY BEAST
One tune would be like an hour or two hours, and he would not repeat himself, and it would not be boring….
I repeat—for certain reasons—that I closed with an anecdote.Essays on Paul Bourget|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I need not repeat the number of his great and glorious actions, which mark him the General and the hero.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
I repeat that I have no heart to dwell upon these painful details.The Life Of Sir John Falstaff|Robert B. Brough
To repeat: Our intellect is not ours, it does not belong to man, but it together with man belongs to the universe.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
Allow the bulb and tube to cool, then repeat the heating once more.A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing|Bernard D. Bolas
- (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.