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 But Lam was quickly forced to abandon her speech after repeated jeers and interruptions from lawmakers. James Griffiths, CNN, "Hong Kong leader's policy address abandoned as lawmakers say she has 'blood on her hands'," 16 Oct. 2019 After his death, Kevin was found to have severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. — a deterioration of the brain that is associated with repeated blows to the head and has increasingly been tied to A.L.S. symptoms. New York Times, "C.T.E. and a Loved One’s Death Haunt a Clemson Player’s Family," 11 Jan. 2020 Composers make most of their money on royalties paid for repeated viewings or plays of their music. Kathryn Kranhold, Billboard, "TV and Film Composers Say Netflix, Other Streaming Services Insist on Buying Out Their Music Rights," 11 Dec. 2019 Wendell Reeve, another reserve officer, was arrested that same year on a stalking charge, accused of harassing a female OPD officer with repeated phone calls, pages and strange comments. Tess Sheets,, "Retired OPD cops with arrest, discipline histories work at schools, hospitals | Special report," 24 Sep. 2019 Vivendi has the power to make repeated calls for votes on the board’s composition. Alex Webb | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Vincent Bollore Backs Down. Investors Can Finally Exhale," 2 Apr. 2019 In an eventful first half, Fiji was shown another yellow card -- the third in 28 minutes -- as Semi Kunatani was penalized for repeated infringements and numerous warnings. Ben Morse, CNN, "Josh Adams scores hat-trick as Wales overcomes early deficit to beat Fiji," 9 Oct. 2019 The study’s findings, presented Friday at the request of the Mikita family at the CLF’s Chicago Honors Dinner, make the Hawks icon the latest athlete to be diagnosed with CTE, which is associated with repeated blows to the head. Jimmy Greenfield,, "Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita had the degenerative brain disease CTE, study finds," 13 Sep. 2019 Protests this week in Beni, amid anger over repeated rebel attacks, have turned deadly while disrupting crucial efforts to contain the year-long Ebola outbreak in the region, which has killed more than 2,100. Washington Post, "World Digest: Nov. 27, 2019," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of repeated

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of repeated was in 1545

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14 Feb 2020

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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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