repeated

[ ri-pee-tid ]
/ rɪˈpi tɪd /

adjective

done, made, or said again and again: repeated attempts.

Origin of repeated

First recorded in 1605–15; repeat + -ed2

Related forms

re·peat·ed·ly, adverbnon·re·peat·ed, adjectiveun·re·peat·ed, adjective

Definition for repeated (2 of 2)

repeat

[ ri-peet ]
/ rɪˈpit /

verb (used with object)


verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of repeat

1325–75; Middle English repeten (v.) < Middle French repeter < Latin repetere to attack again, demand return of, equivalent to re- re- + petere to reach towards, seek (cf. perpetual, petulant)

SYNONYMS 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.
3 echo, reecho.

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British Dictionary definitions for repeated (1 of 2)

repeated

/ (rɪˈpiːtɪd) /

adjective

done, made, or said again and again; continual or incessant

Derived Forms

repeatedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for repeated (2 of 2)

repeat

/ (rɪˈpiːt) /

verb


noun

Derived Forms

repeatability, nounrepeatable, adjective

Word Origin for repeat

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

usage

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