- The definition of repeat is relating to or being of a copy or duplicate of something.
An example of repeat used as an adjective is in the phrase "repeat performance," which means a performance that is being done for a second time.
- Repeat is defined as an act of copying or something that has been done already.
An example of a repeat is a television broadcast that has already aired.
- Repeat means to say or do something again, or to copy someone else.
An example of to repeat is to play an audio clip again.
- to say or utter again; reiterate: to repeat a remark
- to say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
- to say (something) as said by someone else
- to tell to someone else: to repeat a secret
- to do or make again; do over again: to repeat a test
- to make happen again or undergo again: to repeat an adventure
- to say again what has been said before by (oneself)
- to present (itself or themselves) again
Origin: Middle English repeten from Old French repeter from Classical Latin repetere from re-, again plush petere, to demand, rush at, fall: see feather
- to say or do again what has been said or done before
- to recur: experiences repeat
- to continue to be tasted, as because of belching: often with on: foods that repeat on one
- ☆ to vote (illegally) more than once in the same election
- the act of doing or saying again; repetition
- anything said, done, or occurring again
- a rebroadcast of a radio or television program
- a passage repeated in playing
- either of two signs used to mark the end (:∥) and, when appropriate, the beginning (∥:) of such a passage
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verb re·peat·ed, re·peat·ing, re·peats verb, transitive
- To say again: repeat a question.
- To utter in duplication of another's utterance.
- To recite from memory.
- To tell to another.
- To do, experience, or produce again: repeat past successes.
- To express (oneself) in the same way or words: repeats himself constantly.
- To do or say something again.
- To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
- An act of repeating.
- Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
- A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
- Music a. A passage or section that is repeated.b. A sign usually consisting of two vertical dots, indicating a passage to be repeated.
Origin: Middle English repeten, from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, to seek again : re-, re- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
- re·peatˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- re·peatˈa·ble adjective