re·​peat·​ed | \ri-ˈpē-təd \

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.

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Her departure comes two days after Abbott sent top aide Tommy Williams to shake up the troubled agency after repeated audit reports finding HHSC committed errors in several state contracts. Andrea Zelinski, Houston Chronicle, "Top exec out at Texas health, human services commission amid contracting troubles," 18 Apr. 2018 Trump arrived in Brussels on the eve of the NATO summit after repeated attacks on the pact. Jill Colvin, The Seattle Times, "Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings," 10 July 2018 Reddit is growing at Facebook's expense, yet its scum-and-villainy problem continues to resurface even after repeated purges. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "When Is Instagram Going to Blow It?," 6 June 2018 Several months after Carter’s May 2015 arrest, Gibson filed a lawsuit against Carter and the UA saying the school failed to protect her from repeated rapes by the coach. Ryan Finley, azcentral, "Attorneys for convicted ex-Arizona Wildcats coach Craig Carter subpoena reporter for notes," 24 May 2018 The policy comes after repeated protests from players over the last two seasons. Christopher Dabe,, "NFL national anthem policy: Players on field must stand, show 'respect'," 23 May 2018 After the summit in Singapore, Trump defended his repeated praise of Kim despite his distressing record on human rights. Anne Saker,, "President Trump on Otto Warmbier: 'Otto did not die in vain'," 12 June 2018 Their trial was set to begin this month after repeated delays that led the Trump administration to question the motives for his detention. Time, "Man Imprisoned in Venezuela for 2 Years Welcomed Home by President Trump," 27 May 2018 Their trial was set to begin this month after repeated delays that led the Trump administration to question the motives for his detention. Joshua Goodman, The Seattle Times, "Man held in Venezuela for 2 years is welcomed home by Trump," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of repeated

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of repeated

: said, done, or happening again and again


re·​peat·​ed | \ri-ˈpē-təd \

Kids Definition of repeated

: done or happening again and again repeated attempts

Other Words from repeated

repeatedly adverb

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