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repeat

[ri-peet]
verb (used with object)
1.
to say or utter again (something already said): to repeat a word for emphasis.
2.
to say or utter in reproducing the words, inflections, etc., of another: to repeat a sentence after the teacher.
3.
to reproduce (utterances, sounds, etc.) in the manner of an echo, a phonograph, or the like.
4.
to tell (something heard) to another or others.
5.
to do, make, or perform again: to repeat an action.
6.
to go through or undergo again: to repeat an experience.
verb (used without object)
7.
to do or say something again.
8.
to cause a slight regurgitation: The onions I ate are repeating on me.
9.
to vote illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
noun
10.
the act of repeating.
11.
something repeated; repetition.
12.
a duplicate or reproduction of something.
13.
a decorative pattern repeated, usually by printing, on a textile or the like.
14.
Music.
a.
a passage to be repeated.
b.
a sign, as a vertical arrangement of dots, calling for the repetition of a passage.
15.
a radio or television program that has been broadcast at least once before.

Origin:
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)

repeatable, adjective
repeatability, noun
nonrepeat, noun
self-repeating, adjective
unrepeatable, adjective


1. iterate, recite, rehearse. 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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repeat (rɪˈpiːt)
 
vb
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to say or write (something) again, either once or several times; restate or reiterate
2.  to do or experience (something) again once or several times
3.  (intr) to occur more than once: the last figure repeats
4.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to reproduce (the words, sounds, etc) uttered by someone else; echo
5.  (tr) to utter (a poem, speech, etc) from memory; recite
6.  (intr)
 a.  (of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation
 b.  to belch
7.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to tell to another person (the words, esp secrets, imparted to one by someone else)
8.  (intr) (of a clock) to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
9.  (US) (intr) to vote (illegally) more than once in a single election
10.  repeat oneself to say or do the same thing more than once, esp so as to be tedious
 
n
11.  a.  the act or an instance of repeating
 b.  (as modifier): a repeat performance
12.  a word, action, etc, that is repeated
13.  an order made out for goods, provisions, etc, that duplicates a previous order
14.  a duplicate copy of something; reproduction
15.  radio, television a further broadcast of a programme, film, etc, which has been broadcast before
16.  music a passage that is an exact restatement of the passage preceding it
 
[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
 
repeata'bility
 
n
 
re'peatable
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

repeat
late 14c., from O.Fr. repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c.), from L. repetere "do or say again, attack again," from re- "again" + petere "go toward, seek, demand, attack" (see petition). Specific meaning "to take a course of education over again"
is recorded from 1945, Amer.Eng. The noun is first recorded 1556.
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