iterate

verb
it·​er·​ate | \ ˈi-tə-ˌrāt How to pronounce iterate (audio) \
iterated; iterating

Definition of iterate

transitive verb

: to say or do again or again and again : reiterate

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Examples of iterate in a Sentence

no matter how many times I iterate that this so-called prank is a bad idea, no one listens
Recent Examples on the Web And in that same timeframe, the institute has continued to iterate new features and design ideas. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Korea's Artificial Sun Just Ran for 20 Astonishing Seconds," 28 Dec. 2020 In an interview with Ars, the company's chief executive, Tim Ellis, attributed the Aeon 1 engine's success to his team of engineers and technicians, software prediction models, and the ability to iterate quickly and print new 3D parts as needed. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX set for second crew launch, Chinese firm reaches orbit," 13 Nov. 2020 Ellis attributed the Aeon 1 engine's success to his team of engineers and technicians, software prediction models, and the ability to iterate quickly and print new 3D parts as needed. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Relativity’s 3D-printed engine has completed a mission duty cycle test-firing," 9 Nov. 2020 SpaceX will iterate repeatedly before arriving at the final Starship design, which will then need to be tested. Mike Wall, Scientific American, "SpaceX's Starship SN5 Prototype Soars in First Test Flight," 5 Aug. 2020 Now Millions of souls over hundreds of years gathered together in an area no bigger than a handful of very big apples: a concept easy to iterate but impossible to fully understand. Wired Staff, Wired, "WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List," 2 July 2020 The ability to quickly iterate and build parts helped the automaker quickly pivot to shield making for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "GM Built a C8 Corvette Prototype That Was 75 Percent 3D Printed," 26 June 2020 That all said, the raceAhead team is taking this opportunity to iterate a bit. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "The coronavirus is changing the race beat," 31 Mar. 2020 Brazzell further iterated that while liquor stores are closed, patrons can still buy wine and beer at grocery stores and convenience stores that are licensed to stock it. Fox News, "Closing Pennsylvania liquor stores could lead to withdrawal, death: experts," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of iterate

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iterate

Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare, from iterum again; akin to Latin is he, that, ita thus, Sanskrit itara the other, iti thus

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The first known use of iterate was in 1533

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7 Jan 2021

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“Iterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iterate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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