reduplicate

verb
re·​du·​pli·​cate | \ ri-ˈdü-pli-ˌkāt How to pronounce reduplicate (audio) , ˌrē-, -ˈdyü- \
reduplicated; reduplicating; reduplicates

Definition of reduplicate

transitive verb

1 : to make or perform again : copy, repeat
2 : to form (a word) by reduplication

Other Words from reduplicate

reduplicate \ ri-​ˈdü-​pli-​kət How to pronounce reduplicate (audio) , ˌrē-​ , -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective

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Examples of reduplicate in a Sentence

reduplicate a recording of the concert for my friend found out halfway through the project that I was reduplicating another team member's efforts, so we had to figure out who was going to do what

First Known Use of reduplicate

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reduplicate

Late Latin reduplicatus, past participle of reduplicare, from Latin re- + duplicare to double — more at duplicate

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The first known use of reduplicate was circa 1570

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redundant verb

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reduplication

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“Reduplicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reduplicate. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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reduplicate

intransitive verb
re·​du·​pli·​cate | \ ri-ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt, ˈrē- How to pronounce reduplicate (audio) \
reduplicated; reduplicating

Medical Definition of reduplicate

: to undergo reduplication chromosomes reduplicate

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