re·​peat·​ed | \ ri-ˈpē-təd How to pronounce repeated (audio) \

Definition of repeated

1 : renewed or recurring again and again repeated changes of plan
2 : said, done, or presented again

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Examples of repeated in a Sentence

The landlord ignored her repeated requests to have the stove repaired. He never succeeded in spite of repeated attempts.
Recent Examples on the Web Stadthagen has not responded to’s repeated requests for comment or to explain which schools had faced issues. al, 4 May 2022 The rapid removals to Mexico also lead migrants to make repeated attempts to cross the border. Andrea Castillostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Sarras said West Virginia legislators made repeated visits to his kennel and others to inspect conditions, and ultimately were confident the dogs are well treated. Scott Mcfetridge, ajc, 2 May 2022 The proposal also would reduce federal funding of parties and spending on elections in general — a repeated target of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has often feuded with the National Electoral Institute. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 One of the dangers that comes from repeated concussions, an injury sometimes associated with football, is CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Breanna Bell,, 15 Apr. 2022 There’s a formula for revenge movies, which are nearly always tragic, depending on repeated demonstrations of evil by a figure who ultimately deserves to be destroyed. Peter Debruge, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 Then, after just eight games, he was shut down for the season because of repeated concussions. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2022 Friendship starts with unplanned repeated interactions. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of repeated

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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re·​peat·​ed | \ ri-ˈpē-təd How to pronounce repeated (audio) \

Kids Definition of repeated

: done or happening again and again repeated attempts

Other Words from repeated

repeatedly adverb

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