Repeat Definition

rĭ-pēt, rēpēt
repeated, repeating, repeats
verb
repeated, repeating, repeats
To say or utter again; reiterate.
To repeat a remark.
Webster's New World
To say or do again what has been said or done before.
Webster's New World
To recur.
Experiences repeat.
Webster's New World
To utter in duplication of another's utterance.
Repeated the customer's complaint in disbelief.
American Heritage
To say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
Webster's New World
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noun
repeats
The act of doing or saying again; repetition.
Webster's New World
Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
American Heritage
Anything said, done, or occurring again.
Webster's New World
A rebroadcast of a radio or television program.
Webster's New World
A passage repeated in playing.
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adjective
Of, relating to, or being something that repeats or is repeated.
A repeat offender; a repeat performance of the play.
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Other Word Forms of Repeat

Noun

Singular:
repeat
Plural:
repeats

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

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