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repeat

[ ri-peet ]
/ rɪˈpit /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun

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Origin of repeat

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English repeten (verb), from Middle French repeter, from Latin repetere “to attack again, demand return of,” equivalent to re-re- + petere “to reach towards, seek” (cf. perpetual, petulant)

synonym study for repeat

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for repeat

repeat
/ (rɪˈpiːt) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of repeat

repeatability, nounrepeatable, adjective

Word Origin for repeat

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

usage for repeat

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