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

Example Sentences

The landlord ignored her repeated requests to have the stove repaired. He never succeeded in spite of repeated attempts.
Recent Examples on the Web Rosendale, a hard-right conservative, tried and failed to unseat Tester in 2018, with then-President Donald Trump making repeated appearances in Montana on the Republican's behalf. CBS News, 22 Feb. 2023 The team further hypothesized that the reason why there is a strong association between sleep irregularities and atherosclerosis is due to repeated disruptions to the brain’s circadian rhythm and desynchronization of sleep–wake timing. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 He’s made repeated visits to Tallahassee and is one of the four 2024 commits FSU has landed. Nick Alvarez |, al, 7 June 2022 However, participants’ responses didn’t slow if they were asked to name non-repeated category members like ‘pear’, or if they simply were asked to match the word given to them by the researchers. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2021 The sibilants in the repeated phrase, spoken aloud, are half whisper, half hiss. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2020 In extraordinary circumstances, the department may take to court establishments with multiple, repeated, critical violations. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Jan. 2023 Frosh’s repeated advice, Brown said, has been to advocate for the office, which Frosh says is underfunded and understaffed. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2023 Robert Bauman, who represents the area, and the Department of Neighborhood Services' residential code enforcement inspector, Theresa Schaefer-Morales, asking for repeated inspections of the building. Journal Sentinel, 30 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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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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