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repeat

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verb re·peat \ri-ˈpēt\

Simple Definition of repeat

  • : to say (something) again

  • : to say (something) after someone else has said it

  • : to say (something that you have memorized)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repeat

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to say or state again b :  to say over from memory :  recite c :  to say after another

  3. 2 a :  to make, do, or perform again <repeat an experiment> b :  to make appear again <the curtains repeat the wallpaper pattern> <will repeat the program tomorrow> c :  to go through or experience again <had to repeat third grade>

  4. 3 :  to express or present (oneself) again in the same words, terms, or form

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to say, do, or accomplish something again; especially :  to win (as a sports championship) another time in succession

repeatability play \-ˌpē-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
repeatable play \-ˈpē-tə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of repeat in a sentence

  1. Will you repeat the question?

  2. He kept repeating the same thing over and over.

  3. He often has to ask people to repeat themselves because he's a little deaf.

  4. Repeat after me: I promise to do my best….

  5. You are simply repeating, in slightly different words, what has been said already.

  6. My five-year-old can repeat her favorite stories word for word.



Origin of repeat

Middle English repeten, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French repeter, from Old French, from Latin repetere to return to, repeat, from re- + petere to go to, seek — more at feather


First Known Use: 14th century


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repeat

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noun re·peat \ri-ˈpēt, ˈrē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of repeat

  • : an occurrence in which something happens or is done again

  • : something that happens or is done again

  • : someone who does something again

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repeat

  1. 1 a :  something repeated :  repetition b :  a musical passage to be repeated in performance; also :  a sign placed before and after such a passage c :  a usually transcribed repetition of a radio or television program d :  a duplication of genetic material (as a sequence of nucleotides) in which the duplicated parts are adjacent to each other along the chromosome

  2. 2 :  the act of repeating

Examples of repeat in a sentence

  1. Most of the customers are repeats.

  2. No, I don't want to watch that. It's a repeat.



Illustration of repeat

15th Century

First Known Use of repeat

15th century

Other Broadcasting Terms


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repeat

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adjective re·peat \ri-ˈpēt\

Definition of repeat

  1. :  of, relating to, or being one that repeats an offense, achievement, or action <a repeat burglar> <a repeat customer>



1888

First Known Use of repeat

1888



REPEAT Defined for Kids

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repeat

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verb re·peat \ri-ˈpēt\

Definition of repeat for Students

repeatedrepeating

  1. 1 :  to state or tell again <Please repeat the question.>

  2. 2 :  to say from memory :  recite <I'll try to repeat what I heard that night.>

  3. 3 :  to make or do again <I don't want to repeat a mistake.>




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repeat

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noun re·peat

Definition of repeat for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of happening or being done again

  2. 2 :  something happening or being done again




Medical Dictionary

repeat

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noun re·peat \ri-ˈpēt, ˈrē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of repeat

  1. :  genetic duplication in which the duplicated parts are adjacent to each other along the chromosome





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