repost

verb

re·​post (ˌ)rē-ˈpōst How to pronounce repost (audio)
reposted; reposting; reposts

transitive + intransitive

: to post (something) again
repost a message
repost an article
… a measurement of how many users repost or comment on another user's post.Samuel Kay et al.
repost noun
plural reposts

Examples of repost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the people would even threaten to repost the photos. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 His followers send him photos and videos from Chinese social media before they are wiped by censors, and Li reposts them on X, offering a rare and unflinching glimpse into aspects of Chinese life that Beijing doesn’t want the world – or its own citizens – to see. Nectar Gan, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 The account has posted on X only 85 times, the vast majority of them reposts about movies over two days in February. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2024 According to the account, which collects and reposts public data from the Federal Aviation Administration, Swift’s jet left Hollywood Burbank Airport for a 34 minute flight to Las Vegas, a trip that cost $1,215 in jet fuel and released two tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Zachary Folk, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 The former president on his Truth Social platform did repost an article citing LaCivita's denial of the rumor. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 For every new skit reacting to his new releases, Carti would repost, creating a familiar feedback loop. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2024 Images of the girl appearing to be fingerprinted were shared online on Facebook. ESSENCE will not repost the photos. Melissa Noel, Essence, 21 Dec. 2023 While on Tour December 7, 2023: Julianne Hough reposts Derek Hough's announcement and asks for prayers Julianne Hough reshared her brother's message to her Instagram Story, along with a heartfelt request from her fans. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repost was in 1864

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“Repost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repost. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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