- repeat oneself,
- repeating decimal,
- repeating firearm,
Origin of repeated
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repeat
Examples from the Web for repeated
In a bit of foreshadowing, he repeated that opinion in November.
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|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They repeated that several times and before the procession moved on.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The group did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
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|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sound which had disturbed him was not repeated, and his two companions paid no regard to his remark.Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout|Robert Leighton
"In Caesar's name," repeated the official, who had been selected for the duty of reading the Imperial message.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
"Yesseh," repeated Williams, in tones of injury, as if his veracity had been challenged.The Monster and Other Stories|Stephen Crane
"You may go," repeated the old man, pointing at the road leading to his house.Foma Gordyeff|Maxim Gorky
A resting-place, he repeated, throwing wide his arms, to which she will not come!Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
- (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.