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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
In response, and with an unspoken nod to Amartya Sen, John Rawls and Nordic welfare models, Mr Macron reiterated his core beliefs.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the Trump administration's calls for peace talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban on an unannounced visit to Kabul.
Council member LaWana Mayfield this week reiterated her opposition to hosing the GOP, which is expected to nominate Donald Trump for a second term.
After a brief discussion in which commission members reiterated the concerns of residents, the commission voted unanimously to reject the proposal.
President Donald Trump reiterated his call to bring Russia back into the Group of Eight bloc, stoking an already-fraught relationship between the U.S. and its allies at a summit in Canada.
The top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware, reiterated his call that Pruitt step down.
Harlem Desir, a media freedom representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a top security and rights group, deplored the sentence and reiterated his call for Sushchenko's release.
On Wednesday, Buehler reiterated his call for the incumbent governor to participate in 10 debates or other joint public appearances around the state.
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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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