Repeat meaning

rĭ-pēt, rēpēt
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.

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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.

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To say again.

Could you repeat the question?

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To express (oneself) in the same way or words.

Repeats himself constantly.

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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.

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To utter in duplication of another's utterance.

Repeated the customer's complaint in disbelief.

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To tell to another.

Repeated what he had heard that morning.

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To do, experience, or produce again.

Repeat past successes; repeat a course; repeat a pattern.

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To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
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An act of repeating.
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Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
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A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
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Of, relating to, or being something that repeats or is repeated.

A repeat offender; a repeat performance of the play.

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To say or utter again; reiterate.

To repeat a remark.

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To say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
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To say (something) as said by someone else.
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To tell to someone else.

To repeat a secret.

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To say again what has been said before by (oneself)
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To present (itself or themselves) again.
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To say or do again what has been said or done before.
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To recur.

Experiences repeat.

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To continue to be tasted, as because of belching.

Foods that repeat on one.

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To vote (illegally) more than once in the same election.
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The act of doing or saying again; repetition.
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(intransitive) To do or say again (again).

The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.

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(law, Scotland) To repay or refund (an excess received).
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We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.

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A television program shown after its initial presentation -- particularly many weeks after its initial presentation; a rerun.
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To recite from memory.

Repeated the poem verbatim.

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Origin of repeat

  • Middle English repeten from Old French repeter from Latin repetere to seek again re- re- petere to seek pet- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French repeter, from Latin repetō, from Latin prefix re- (“again") + peto (“attack, beseech").

    From Wiktionary