iterate

verb
it·​er·​ate | \ ˈi-tə-ˌrāt \
iterated; iterating

Definition of iterate

transitive verb

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

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Synonyms for iterate

Synonyms

chime, din, rehearse, reiterate, repeat

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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

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The Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s workhorse rocket, and the company has been constantly iterating on the vehicle’s design since it was first introduced. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: SpaceX," 29 Dec. 2018 Dookeran says Uber plans to constantly iterate and add that kind of comparative information over time. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Uber launches electric scooter service," 3 Oct. 2018 The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus iterated on the basic design the company has been using for its flagship iPhones since the iPhone 6 in 2014. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple’s September 12, 2018 event: What we expect to be “gathering round” for," 9 Sep. 2018 Unlike a traditional farmer, who may work his land for 50 years and in that time get only 50 growing seasons to experiment with, a Square Roots farmer can iterate endlessly until: spinach. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 Google has been rapidly iterating Chrome OS on an aggressive schedule of updates every six weeks for a long time now, and sometimes has pushed out beta updates that aren’t really ready for consumer use. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "The Pixel Slate: first look at Google’s new tablet," 9 Oct. 2018 The new Paperwhite, like the other Kindles before it, is the latest refinement of a formula that Amazon has been iterating on for more than half a decade now. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: the new best-seller," 7 Nov. 2018 Among them are convening cross-functional teams; testing, refining and iterating throughout the process; and focusing on the full user experience. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Consulting Firm McKinsey & Co. Takes On Design Strategy," 25 Oct. 2018 Hammel has been iterating on it for over a decade, and has never repeated a recipe. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Brunch in Chicago," 3 Mar. 2018

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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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