reiterate was our Word of the Day on 07/18/2009. Hear the podcast!
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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
Other speakers touched on their different experiences with soldiers or veterans, but each reiterated that veterans need more support.
Analysis: An email sent by David Garcia's gubernatorial campaign reiterated a claim Garcia has made since entering the race: Arizona is the most corrupt state in the country.
At the same time, Places could end up merely reiterating the same shallowness that has always plagued online dating.
GM Al Avila made that clear at the deadline last summer and reiterated it with his free agent class of Mike Fiers, Leonys Martin and Francisco Liriano.
The mudslinging has mostly dissipated, though leaders of the North American Mission Board and the church community reiterated throughout the ceremony that no victims’ funds were being used for the event or construction of the new $3 million church.
After his exit, Zuckerberg reiterated his commitment to privacy in WhatsApp.
Shion, bless his heart, is still trying to get some knowledge through to Yuudai’s thick, thick skull, and reiterates that Ami had no idea Yuudai was even asking her out on an actual date, meaning Yuudai’s got to try again.
The president has argued that NATO is obsolete, and then reiterated America’s commitment to defending its NATO allies.
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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").
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
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