re·​peat·​ed ri-ˈpē-təd How to pronounce repeated (audio)
: renewed or recurring again and again
repeated changes of plan
: said, done, or presented again

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 Despite recent and repeated calls from investors to address these actions, the Board appears to have failed to uphold its legal duty to ensure that Mr. Musk act in the best interest of Tesla. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 20 July 2023 The Nazi claim had no basis in reality, while the Israeli claim stems from actual and repeated acts of violence. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2023 Some spots in the Sierra Nevada mountains received up to 200% more snowpack than normal due to repeated rounds of atmospheric rivers that slammed the West Coast during the winter season. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 19 June 2023 The attorneys for the plaintiffs describe more extensive and repeated misconduct. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Some ingredients stuck to the pan during cooking, but with proper and repeated seasoning, this wok’s nonstick qualities will increase over time. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Heads up: While this rocking chair can resist mild weather, heavy and repeated exposure to the elements could shorten its lifespan. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2023 The researchers said that may be because repeated headers can cause sub-concussive injuries, which are low-grade injuries that don't lead to the symptoms of a concussion but can build up over time and cause problems later in life. Dr. Alexander Garcia, ABC News, 20 July 2023 OceanGate also made repeated statements in press releases about its involvement with NASA, including thanking the entity for design and engineering support. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 22 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of repeated was in 1545

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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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re·​peat·​ed ri-ˈpēt-əd How to pronounce repeated (audio)
: done or happening again and again : frequent

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