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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.
Origin of reiterate
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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  • "I can only reiterate my sister's words, which demand no elucidation," replied Cornelia.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • Daily they reiterate it, demonstrating it by arguments taken from all the sciences.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • I would not take back anything I have said on this subject, but rather repeat and reiterate it.

    In the School-Room John S. Hart
  • The commodore again went on board to reiterate his proposition.

    The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat
  • The reports as the years flow on reiterate the same complaints.

British Dictionary definitions for reiterate


(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 reiterate

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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