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 AutoAI allows people without deep data science expertise to generate various model types, and even those with deep data science expertise to more rapidly prototype and iterate. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 2 May 2022 As assumptions are tested in the wild, the group will refine and iterate with the goal of disruption. Erik Oberholtzer, Rolling Stone, 18 Apr. 2022 In order to deliver a range of sizes to stores, the designers will work with patternmakers to iterate the clothes; the pattern adapts to accommodate larger bodies, but the adaptation gets progressively more challenging as the sizes get larger. Vogue, 22 Feb. 2022 Develop baseline capabilities, acquire limited numbers, fly them aggressively in real-world scenarios, apply lessons learned, and rapidly iterate to the next generation. Dave Deptula, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Officials iterate that this freeze will be nothing like the February 2021 freeze, which left scores of Texans dead as widespread power outages kept people in the cold for days. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 3 Feb. 2022 Get something out in front of a customer and iterate through continuous feedback. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 At work, this fear is ultimately contributing to stale strategies, disengaged employees, and missed opportunities to learn and iterate in the interest of innovation. Aman Kidwai, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2022 Gather input from users and iterate based on their experiences. Nicholas Cron, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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7 May 2022

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“Iterate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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