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[ree-it-uh-reyt] /riˈɪt əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), reiterated, reiterating.
to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
1520-30; < Latin reiterātus, past participle of reiterāre to repeat, equivalent to re- re- + iterāre to repeat, derivative of iterum again; see -ate1
Related forms
reiterable, adjective
reiteration, noun
[ree-it-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv] /riˈɪt əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
unreiterable, adjective
unreiterated, adjective
unreiterating, adjective
unreiterative, adjective
See repeat. Unabridged
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  • The report reiterated that the program was emphasizing nonnuclear weapons for defense.
  • And it has reiterated its commitment to the war on terrorism.
  • Apple reiterated those views when contacted about this story.
  • Earlier in the day, she reiterated her stand against the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs by athletes.
  • In it, he not only reiterated the group's position that it would not decommission its weapons ahead of a political settlement.
  • He reiterated that he welcomes any legal challenges.
  • The lesson has been reiterated for thousands of years.
  • The retired general graciously accepted the stack, but reiterated that he is not a candidate.
  • They reiterated their belief that a bankruptcy filing is imminent.
  • The musicians reiterated their plea for both parties to honor existing contracts.
British Dictionary definitions for reiterated


(transitive; may take a clause as object) to say or do again or repeatedly
Derived Forms
reiterant, adjective
reiteration, noun
reiterative, adjective
reiteratively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin reiterāre to repeat, from re- + iterāre to do again, from iterum again
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Word Origin and History for reiterated



early 15c., "repeat again and again," from Late Latin reiteratus, past participle of reiterare "to repeat," from re- "again" (see re-) + iterare "to repeat," from iterum "again" (see iteration). Related: Reiterated; reiterating.

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