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 The family expressed agreement with repeated requests to voluntarily self-quarantine, Page said. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, "A father ignored coronavirus quarantine directive and took his daughter to a school dance," 9 Mar. 2020 Ozone decreases lung function after repeated exposure. Kyle Dickman, Scientific American, "The Hidden Toll of Wildfires," 1 Mar. 2020 The extreme step of a state intervention in a local school district has become a repeated spectacle in recent years in Bexar County. Krista Torralva,, "Texas education commissioner tightens oversight but says he won’t fire Harlandale ISD board," 14 Feb. 2020 Higher education cuts end Kentucky's universities see a boost in funding after repeated budget cuts. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "Pay raises and education funding: Here's what to know about the Kentucky House budget," 6 Mar. 2020 Physicians must make repeated phone calls and faxes, diverting valuable time away from patient care—and even still, insurers frequently deny our requests for lesser quantities. Brian Barnett, WSJ, "The 90-Day Prescription Isn’t for Everyone," 6 Feb. 2020 In the complaint for Hanel’s eviction, Cain said Hanel did not have a rental agreement and refused to leave despite repeated demands. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher,, "Neighbor wanted Hawaii cop killing suspect evicted years ago," 21 Jan. 2020 The Pillsbury affair is just the latest in a recent flurry of developments surrounding the talks, which have been the subject of repeated rumors that have caused financial markets to swoon. Washington Post, "Trump advisor gives conflicting accounts on whether Chinese offered information about Hunter Biden," 10 Oct. 2019 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

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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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27 Mar 2020

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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 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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