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re·peat

repeat

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pit
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: repeated, repeating, repeats
definition 1: to state or utter again (what has already been said).
When there was no response, the interviewer repeated the question.The ship repeated its signal.
synonyms:
iterate, reiterate, restate
similar words:
harp on, rehash, rehearse, rephrase, replicate, reword
definition 2: to restate or duplicate (the words of someone else).
The students repeated the French phrases until they could say them fluently.
synonyms:
duplicate, echo, replicate, restate
similar words:
ape, ditto, mimic, parrot
definition 3: to tell (something one has heard) to another.
She repeated a joke that she'd heard from her friends.This is a secret, so please don't repeat it.
synonyms:
relate, tell
similar words:
divulge, recite, recount, reveal
definition 4: to do or experience again (something that has gone on before).
This was a terrible mistake that he hoped he would never repeat.You must repeat these safety procedures each time you use the machine.
synonyms:
redo, relive, remake, rerun
similar words:
ditto, double, duplicate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to state or do something again.
Never use this machine without your safety glasses. Do I need to repeat?Wash and dry the area thoroughly; then apply the ointment. Repeat every four hours.
similar words:
recite, replicate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of repeating.
A repeat of the riots occurred the following year.
synonyms:
reiteration, remake, repetition, replay, rerun
definition 2: something repeated.
I don't mind watching repeats of my favorite old TV shows.
synonyms:
reiteration, repetition, replay, reprise
similar words:
replicate
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derivations: repeatable (adj.), repeatability (n.)
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