Origin of repeated
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repeat
Synonyms for repeat
Related Words for repeatedperiodic, recurrent, frequent, recurring, remade, reciprocated, recast, redone, copied, duplicated, quoted, reiterated, recited, retold, reannounced, habitual, perennial
Examples from the Web for repeated
Contemporary Examples of repeated
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails
January 9, 2015
In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist
January 8, 2015
They repeated that several times and before the procession moved on.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC
December 28, 2014
The group did not respond to repeated requests for comment.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
He was a well-known raconteur, and some of his stories were widely known and repeated--often by him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of repeated
He repeated that he knew not how far that charge might have been brought home.
She came up to me, and repeated all these passages with tears.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Allister, laughing joyously, turned to the other three and repeated the question to them.Way of the Lawless
Let me tell you that Dirk Colson would not have repeated that sentence for the world!Ester Ried Yet Speaking
"I pay them the same as the other stores do," he repeated, sullenly.Within the Law
- (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
"frequent," 1610s, past participle adjective from repeat (v.). Related: Repeatedly.
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.