- 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 of repeatMiddle English repeten from Old French repeter from Classical Latin repetere from re-, again + 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
verbre·peat·ed, re·peat·ing, re·peats
- To say again: Could you repeat the question?
- To utter in duplication of another's utterance: repeated the customer's complaint in disbelief.
- To recite from memory: repeated the poem verbatim.
- To tell to another: repeated what he had heard that morning.
- To do, experience, or produce again: repeat past successes; repeat a course; repeat a pattern.
- To express (oneself) in the same way or words: repeats himself constantly.
- a. To say something again.b. To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.c. To occur or happen again: The melody repeats in the refrain.
- 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 of repeatMiddle English repeten from Old French repeter from Latin repetere to seek again re- re- petere to seek ; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present repeats, present participle repeating, simple past and past participle repeated)