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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But midway through production he was fired by the film's studio, 20th Century Fox, for repeated absences which forced the studio to continually halt production of the film. Chloe Melas, CNN, "Bryan Singer to settle rape allegation with $150,000 settlement," 13 June 2019 The patient deaths exposed a stunning case of medical oversight and alleged medical malpractice, and called into question how repeated failures potentially involving 30 or more employees could have gone unchecked for so long. NBC News, "Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder, accused of prescribing excessive doses of painkillers," 5 June 2019 Reportedly, about one-fifth of Trump’s incorrect statements deal with immigration issues, with his most repeated claim being that his border wall is being built. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Donald Trump Has Delivered Over 10,000 False or Misleading Claims as President," 29 Apr. 2019 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

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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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