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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from reduplicate

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for reduplicate


clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, render, replicate, reproduce



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reduplicate

Statistics for reduplicate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for reduplicate

The first known use of reduplicate was circa 1570

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for 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

More from Merriam-Webster on reduplicate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with reduplicate

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for reduplicate

Comments on reduplicate

What made you want to look up reduplicate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


transposition of initial sounds of words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!