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Examples of reiterate in a Sentence
- He iterates and reiterates that his lab likewise provided the French with many biological tools and samples, as well as significant technical guidance … —Natalie Angier, New York Times Book Review, 24 Mar. 1991
- Easy victories bring little satisfaction; repeated failures encourage reiterated effort, to the moment of ultimate gratification or ultimate resignation. —Peter Gay, Style in History, 1974
- Judge Douglas has again, for, I believe, the fifth time, if not the seventh, in my presence, reiterated his charge of a conspiracy or combination between the National Democrats and Republicans. —Abraham Lincoln, debate versus Stephen A. Douglas, 7 Oct. 1858
- "And are you glad to see me?" asked she, reiterating her former question, and pleased to detect the faint dawn of a smile. —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, 1847
She avoided answering our questions directly, instead reiterating that the answers could be found in her book.
Allow me to reiterate: if I am elected, I will not raise taxes.
Recent Examples of reiterate from the Web
State Attorney General Bill Schuette reiterated his call to work toward decommissioning the Straits pipelines.
In its filings to the Delaware Chancery Court, Benchmark also reiterated its desire for a status quo order that would prevent Kalanick from filling two vacant board seats.
The message also reiterated Islamabad’s rejection of Trump’s allegation that Pakistan harbors militants who battle U.S. forces across the border in Afghanistan.
Nerheim also reiterated that people who come into participating police stations seeking treatment will not be prosecuted for drug possession or possession of paraphernalia as a result of their decision.
During the rally, Sanders also reiterated his commitment to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Tillerson, who previously has said the United States does not seek regime change in Pyongyang, reiterated his hope that eventually the Korea Peninsula will rid itself of nuclear weapons.
A further RAND report, released on July 11th, reiterated these concerns.
At least one of them, Capito, reiterated that position after the meeting with Trump.
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Did You Know?
Can you guess the meaning of iterate, a less common relative of reiterate? It must mean simply "to state or do," right? Nope. Actually, iterate also means "to state or do again." It's no surprise, then, that some usage commentators have insisted that reiterate must always mean "to say or do again AND AGAIN." No such nice distinction exists in actual usage, however. Both reiterate and iterate can convey the idea of a single repetition or of many repetitions. Reiterate is the older of the two words — it first appeared in the 15th century, whereas iterate turned up around 1533. Both stem from the Latin verb iterare, which is itself from iterum ("again"), but reiterate took an extra step, through Latin reiterare("to repeat").
Origin and Etymology of reiterate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
REITERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reiterate for English Language Learners
: to repeat something you have already said in order to emphasize it
REITERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of reiterate for Students
- I reiterated my warning.
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