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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
President Donald Trump reiterated his support for Moore during a rally in Pensacola on Friday night.
Also on board were many patient groups and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, which reiterated its support this month.
Many have tried to steer the discussion back in the right direction by reiterating the true purpose of the demonstrations.
Pence tweeted about his departure and reiterated his support for President Donald Trump’s combative stance on the kneeling protests, which swept the NFL last month.
James, who reiterated his past support for athletes who kneel during the anthem, continued his full-court press on Trump a day ahead of the president's daughter, Ivanka, coming to Detroit for an appearance with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
Travis says before reiterating the only point he's made.
Pence reiterated support from him and President Trump for Irma's victims.
By reiterating the supremacy of federal laws over vehicle designs, the SELF-DRIVE Act helps to ensure that states don't erect a patchwork of incompatible state laws.
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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
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