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.

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When an allergy is the cause, the reaction is more likely to develop after repeated uses because your skin needs to become sensitized to whatever ingredient is causing the reaction, Dr. Mancuso explains. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How to Care for Your Angry Skin After an Allergic Reaction on Your Face," 2 Apr. 2019 In repeated conversations throughout Africa with aides and reporters, Mr. Tillerson said his years as chief executive of Exxon Mobil taught him valuable lessons about how to handle such delicate conversations. New York Times, "From Jokes to Near Tears, Tillerson’s Final Brush With Diplomacy," 14 Mar. 2018 Frustration over repeated delays in scheduling elections threatened to boil over in recent days as sporadic protests broke out around the country of 69 million people. James Hookway, WSJ, "Thais Try Again: Military Junta Calls for March Elections," 23 Jan. 2019 In the Philippines, brash President Rodrigo Duterte — the recipient of repeated praise from Trump — has crafted his political image through years of jocular machismo, including unseemly rape jokes. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "How anti-feminism is shaping world politics," 30 Jan. 2018 Similar explosions have occurred across Latin America, where many religious festivals are marked by repeated blasts of firecrackers for days on end. Kate Linthicum,, "At least 22 killed in fireworks explosions in a Mexican town with a history of deadly blasts," 5 July 2018 The Trump administration last year launched a crackdown on leaks after repeated disclosures of embarrassing, and sometimes classified, information. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Treasury Leak Case Could Chill Banks’ Reporting of Suspicious Activities," 22 Oct. 2018 That victory came after repeated failures, including Chicago’s embarrassing bid for the 2016 Games, which came shortly after Probst took over. Eddie Pells, The Seattle Times, "Probst to step down as USOC chairman after a decade," 10 Sep. 2018 The following year, Ben-Yakov explored how the hippocampus responded as the clips became more familiar after repeated viewings. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "What watching Forrest Gump tells us about how we store memories," 18 Oct. 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 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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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