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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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Examples from the web for reiterate
  • But let me reiterate: these are not your usual worksheets.
  • To reiterate, the study could not have been any clearer about the importance of lowering meat consumption.
  • Let me reiterate: my argument is not with you but with your argument.
  • Regarding the latter, they reiterate that they are the party that can and will create jobs.
  • What's important to reiterate here is that you want the search committee to get an accurate sense of who you are.
  • It's sad but someone needs to reiterate this: college was never designed for all students.
  • To reiterate, all government beyond that needed to protect our freedom and advance commerce is harmful to our economic well being.
  • Let me reiterate, no one with any clue wants her to go.
  • To reiterate, it comes down to what they're actually doing.
  • But to reiterate, the goal is not to provide the best imagery possible, but imagery that satisfies the mission requirements.
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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