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re·peat

 (rĭ-pēt′, rē′pēt′)
v. re·peat·ed, re·peat·ing, re·peats
v.tr.
1. To say again: Could you repeat the question?
2. To utter in duplication of another's utterance: repeated the customer's complaint in disbelief.
3. To recite from memory: repeated the poem verbatim.
4. To tell to another: repeated what he had heard that morning.
5. To do, experience, or produce again: repeat past successes; repeat a course; repeat a pattern.
6. To express (oneself) in the same way or words: repeats himself constantly.
v.intr.
1.
a. To say something again.
b. To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
c. To occur or happen again: The melody repeats in the refrain.
2. To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
n.
1. An act of repeating.
2. Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
3. A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
4. Music
a. A passage or section that is repeated.
b. A sign usually consisting of two vertical dots, indicating a passage to be repeated.
adj.
Of, relating to, or being something that repeats or is repeated: a repeat offender; a repeat performance of the play.

[Middle English repeten, from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, to seek again : re-, re- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

re·peat′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·peat′a·ble adj.
Synonyms: repeat, iterate, reiterate, restate
These verbs mean to state again: repeated the warning; iterate a demand; reiterated the question; restated the obvious.

repeat

(rɪˈpiːt)
vb
1. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to say or write (something) again, either once or several times; restate or reiterate
2. to do or experience (something) again once or several times
3. (intr) to occur more than once: the last figure repeats.
4. (tr; may take a clause as object) to reproduce (the words, sounds, etc) uttered by someone else; echo
5. (tr) to utter (a poem, speech, etc) from memory; recite
6. (Medicine) (intr)
a. (of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation
b. to belch
7. (tr; may take a clause as object) to tell to another person (the words, esp secrets, imparted to one by someone else)
8. (Horology) (intr) (of a clock) to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) US to vote (illegally) more than once in a single election
10. repeat oneself to say or do the same thing more than once, esp so as to be tedious
n
11.
a. the act or an instance of repeating
b. (as modifier): a repeat performance.
12. a word, action, etc, that is repeated
13. (Commerce) an order made out for goods, provisions, etc, that duplicates a previous order
14. a duplicate copy of something; reproduction
15. (Broadcasting) radio television a further broadcast of a programme, film, etc, which has been broadcast before
16. (Music, other) music a passage that is an exact restatement of the passage preceding it
[C14: from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere to seek again, from re- + petere to seek]
reˌpeataˈbility n
reˈpeatable adj
Usage: Since again is part of the meaning of repeat, one should not say something is repeated again

re•peat

(rɪˈpit)

v.t.
1. to say or do again.
2. to reproduce the words, inflections, etc., of another: Now repeat it after me.
3. to reproduce (sounds) in the manner of an echo.
4. to tell (something heard) to another.
5. to undergo again.
v.i.
6. to say or do something again.
7. to cause a taste to return after eating, as through belching: Onions always repeat on me.
8. to vote illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
n.
9. the act of repeating.
10. something repeated; repetition.
11. a duplication or reproduction.
12.
a. a musical passage to be performed anew.
b. a sign placed in the score before and after such a passage.
13. a radio or television program that has been broadcast at least once before.
[1325–75; Middle English repeten (v.) < Middle French repeter < Latin repetere to return to, repeat =re- re- + petere to reach towards, seek]
re•peat′a•ble, adj.
re•peat′a•bil′i•ty, n.
syn: repeat, recapitulate, reiterate refer to saying or doing a thing more than once. To repeat is to say or do something over again: to repeat an order. To recapitulate is to restate in brief form often by repeating the principal points in a discourse: to recapitulate a news broadcast. To reiterate is to say (or, sometimes, to do) something over and over again, often for emphasis: to reiterate a refusal.

repeat

  • recap, recapitulate - Recap is short for recapitulate, literally "repeat the headings."
  • trackway - A path formed by the repeated treading of animals or people.
  • frequent - From Latin frequens, "crowded" or "regularly repeated."
  • spam - As in e-mail, it gets its name from the Monty Python sketch in which the word is repeated many times.

repeat

In artillery and naval gunfire support, an order or request to fire again the same number of rounds with the same method of fire.

repeat


Past participle: repeated
Gerund: repeating

Imperative
repeat
repeat
Present
I repeat
you repeat
he/she/it repeats
we repeat
you repeat
they repeat
Preterite
I repeated
you repeated
he/she/it repeated
we repeated
you repeated
they repeated
Present Continuous
I am repeating
you are repeating
he/she/it is repeating
we are repeating
you are repeating
they are repeating
Present Perfect
I have repeated
you have repeated
he/she/it has repeated
we have repeated
you have repeated
they have repeated
Past Continuous
I was repeating
you were repeating
he/she/it was repeating
we were repeating
you were repeating
they were repeating
Past Perfect
I had repeated
you had repeated
he/she/it had repeated
we had repeated
you had repeated
they had repeated
Future
I will repeat
you will repeat
he/she/it will repeat
we will repeat
you will repeat
they will repeat
Future Perfect
I will have repeated
you will have repeated
he/she/it will have repeated
we will have repeated
you will have repeated
they will have repeated
Future Continuous
I will be repeating
you will be repeating
he/she/it will be repeating
we will be repeating
you will be repeating
they will be repeating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repeating
you have been repeating
he/she/it has been repeating
we have been repeating
you have been repeating
they have been repeating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repeating
you will have been repeating
he/she/it will have been repeating
we will have been repeating
you will have been repeating
they will have been repeating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repeating
you had been repeating
he/she/it had been repeating
we had been repeating
you had been repeating
they had been repeating
Conditional
I would repeat
you would repeat
he/she/it would repeat
we would repeat
you would repeat
they would repeat
Past Conditional
I would have repeated
you would have repeated
he/she/it would have repeated
we would have repeated
you would have repeated
they would have repeated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeat - an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
sequence - several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
cycle - a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
rematch, replay - something (especially a game) that is played again
recurrence, return - happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring"
Verb1.repeat - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
perseverate - psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus; "The subjects in this study perseverated"
ditto - repeat an action or statement; "The next speaker dittoed her argument"
harp, dwell - come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
translate, interpret, render - restate (words) from one language into another language; "I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."; "Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"; "She rendered the French poem into English"; "He translates for the U.N."
paraphrase, rephrase, reword - express the same message in different words
sum up, summarize, summarise, resume - give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
quote, cite - repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"
2.repeat - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
replicate, copy - reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
recapitulate - repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
geminate, reduplicate - form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"
3.repeat - happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
iterate - run or be performed again; "the function iterates"
cycle - recur in repeating sequences
4.repeat - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
recite - repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
cuckoo - repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call
reecho - repeat back like an echo
parrot - repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words"
regurgitate, reproduce - repeat after memorization; "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
5.repeat - do over; "They would like to take it over again"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
6.repeat - repeat an earlier theme of a composition
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"

repeat

verb
1. reiterate, restate, say again, recapitulate, iterate He repeated that he had been misquoted.
2. retell, relate, quote, renew, echo, replay, reproduce, rehearse, recite, duplicate, redo, rerun, reshow I repeated the story to a delighted audience.
noun
1. repetition, echo, duplicate, reiteration, recapitulation a repeat of Wednesday's massive protests
2. rerun, replay, reproduction, reshowing There's nothing except repeats on TV.
repeat itself recur, happen again, occur again Is history about to repeat itself, with tragic consequences?

repeat

verb
1. To state again:
2. To send back the sound of:
3. To copy (another) slavishly:
4. To do or perform (an act) again:
Translations
أعادتَكْرارشَيئ مُكَرَّركرريُعيد
opakovatopakováníopakovanýrecitovatříkat dál
gentagegentagelserepetereciterefortælle videre
toistaatoisto
ponavljanjeponoviti
megismételelismételfelmond
endurtakaendurtekning; endurtekinn òáttur/sÿningfara meîhafa eftir
繰り返し繰り返す
반복반복하다
atmintinai sakytidaug kartųdaugkartiniskartojama laidakartojimas
atkārtojumsatkārtotizpaust noslēpumustāstīt citamstāstīt/teikt iegaumēto
ponovitiponovitev
reprisupprepa
การกระทำซ้ำพูด เขียนทำซ้ำ
tekrarlamaktekrartekrar etmekyinelemekezbere söylemek
nhắc lạisự nhắc lại

repeat

[rɪˈpiːt]
A. VT
1. (= say or do again) → repetir; [+ thanks] → reiterar, volver a dar; [+ demand, request, promise] → reiterar (Scol) [+ year, subject] → repetir
could you repeat that, please?¿podría repetir (eso), por favor?
this offer cannot be repeatedesta oferta no se repetirá
the pattern is repeated on the collar and cuffsel dibujo se repite en el cuello y en los puños
repeat after me, I must not stealrepetid conmigo, no debo robar
could history repeat itself?¿se podría repetir la historia?
to repeat o.s.repetirse
at the risk of repeating myselfcon el peligro de repetirme
2. (= divulge) → contar
don't repeat this to anybodyno le cuentes esto a nadie
3. (= recite) → recitar
4. (esp Brit) (TV) [+ programme] → repetir; [+ series] → repetir, reponer
the programme will be repeated on Mondayel programa se repetirá el lunes
B. VI
1. (= say or do again) → repetir
we are not, I repeat, not going to give upno vamos, repito, no vamos a ceder
lather the hair, rinse and repeataplicar al cabello formando espuma, aclarar y repetir la operación
2. [food] → repetir
radishes repeat on meme repite el rábano
3. (Math) [number] → repetirse
C. N
1.repetición f
in order to prevent a repeat of the tragedypara evitar la repetición de la tragedia, para evitar que la tragedia se repita
2. (esp Brit) (TV) [of programme] → repetición f; [of series] → repetición f, reposición f
it can be seen tonight at eight, with a repeat on Mondayse podrá ver esta noche a las ocho y será repetido el lunes
3. (Mus) → repetición f
D. CPD repeat mark(s) N(PL) (Mus) → símbolo(s) m(pl) de repetición
repeat offender Ndelincuente mf reincidente
repeat performance N (Theat, fig) → repetición f
he will give a repeat performance on Fridayhará una repetición el viernes, repetirá la función el viernes
I don't want a repeat performance of your behaviour last timeque no se repita tu comportamiento de la útima vez
repeat prescription N (Brit) → receta f renovada
repeat sign N (Mus) = repeat mark

repeat

[rɪˈpiːt]
vt
(= say again) [+ statement, word, promise] → répéter
"Stop!" he repeated → "Arrêtez"!" répéta-t-il.
to repeat (that) ... → répéter que ...
He repeated that he was innocent → Il répéta qu'il était innocent.
to repeat o.s. → se répéter
I repeat → je le répète
Do not, I repeat do NOT, touch the red button → Ne touchez pas, je répète ne touchez pas, le bouton rouge.
(= tell to someone else) → répéter
to repeat sth to sb → répéter qch à qn
Please don't repeat this to anyone → Je vous prie de ne répéter ceci à personne.
(= do again) [+ mistake, action, process] → répéter
Repeat the process as often as necessary → Répéter le processus aussi souvent que nécessaire.
history repeats itself → l'histoire se répète
(= broadcast again) [+ show, programme] → rediffuser
The show will be repeated on Saturday → Le spectacle sera rediffusé samedi.
The programme is being repeated on Radio 4 next Sunday → L'émission est rediffusée sur Radio 4 dimanche prochain.
[+ pattern] → reproduire
(= buy again) [+ order] → renouveler
(at school) [+ class, year] → redoubler
n
(on TV, radio)rediffusion f
There are too many repeats on TV → Il y a trop de rediffusions à la télé.
(= recurrence) → répétition f
a repeat of the tragedy → une répétition de la tragédie

repeat

vtwiederholen; (= tell to sb else)weitersagen (to sb jdm); to repeat oneselfsich wiederholen; he wasn’t keen to repeat the experienceer war nicht darauf aus, die Erfahrung noch einmal zu machen; he repeated his lesson to the teacherer sagte seine Lektion vor dem Lehrer auf; to repeat an order (Comm) → nachbestellen; this offer will never be repeated!dies ist ein einmaliges Angebot!
vi
(= say again)wiederholen; repeat after mesprecht mir nach
(Mus) → wiederholen; repeat! (conductor)noch einmal!
radishes repeat on meRadieschen stoßen mir auf
(gun, clock etc)repetieren
(Math) → periodisch sein
n
(Rad, TV) → Wiederholung f
(Mus: = section repeated) → Wiederholung f; (= repeat sign)Wiederholungszeichen nt
adj repeat businessNachfolgeaufträge pl; repeat customerKunde, der/Kundin, die wiederkommt; (= regular customer)Stammkunde m, → Stammkundin f

repeat

:
repeat mark
n (Mus) → Wiederholungszeichen nt
repeat offender
n (Jur) → Wiederholungstäter(in) m(f)
repeat order
n (Comm) → Nachbestellung f
repeat performance
n (Theat) → Wiederholungsvorstellung f; he gave a repeat (fig)er machte es noch einmal; (pej)er machte noch einmal das gleiche Theater (inf)
repeat prescription
n (Med) → erneut verschriebenes Rezept, Folgerezept nt
repeat sign
n (Mus) → Wiederholungszeichen nt

repeat

[rɪˈpiːt]
1. vt (gen) → ripetere; (pattern) → riprodurre; (promise, attack) → rinnovare
don't repeat it to anybody → non riferirlo a nessuno
this offer cannot be repeated → questa è un'offerta irripetibile
to repeat an order (Comm) → rinnovare un'ordinazione
in spite of repeated reminders → malgrado diversi or ripetuti solleciti
2. viripetersi
3. nripetizione f (Radio, TV) → replica

repeat

(rəˈpiːt) verb
1. to say or do again. Would you repeat those instructions, please?
2. to say (something one has heard) to someone else, sometimes when one ought not to. Please do not repeat what I've just told you.
3. to say (something) one has learned by heart. to repeat a poem.
noun
something which is repeated. I'm tired of seeing all these repeats on television; (also adjective) a repeat performance.
reˈpeated adjective
said, done etc many times. In spite of repeated warnings, he went on smoking.
reˈpeatedly adverb
many times. I've asked him for it repeatedly.
repetition (repəˈtiʃən) noun
(an) act of repeating.
repetitive (rəˈpetətiv) adjective
doing, saying, the same thing too often. His speeches are very repetitive; My job is a bit repetitive.
reˈpetitively adverb
reˈpetitiveness noun
repeat oneself
to repeat what one has already said. Listen carefully because I don't want to have to repeat myself.

to repeat (not repeat again) the lessons.

repeat

تَكْرار, يُكَرِّرُ opakování, opakovat gentage, gentagelse wiederholen, Wiederholung επαναλαμβάνω, επανάληψη repetición, repetir toistaa, toisto rediffusion, répéter ponavljanje, ponoviti ripetere, ripetizione 繰り返し, 繰り返す 반복, 반복하다 herhalen, herhaling repetere, repetisjon powtórzenie, powtórzyć repetição, repetir повторение, повторять repris, upprepa การกระทำซ้ำ, พูด เขียนทำซ้ำ tekrar, tekrarlamak nhắc lại, sự nhắc lại 重复

re·peat

n. repetir, reiterar.

repeat

vt repetir
References in classic literature ?
Jo quite glowed with pleasure at this boyish praise of her sister, and stored it up to repeat to Meg.
As a very young child he could repeat, after a fashion, any composition that was played for him.
Collecting all his energies in one effort he snapped the twigs which bound him and rushed upon another savage, who was preparing, with loud yells and a more deliberate aim, to repeat the blow.
A dead man sits on all our judgment-seats; and living judges do but search out and repeat his decisions.
I winced at my mistake, which I attenuated as I could, and opened my letter again to repeat it to her; then, faltering in the act and folding it up once more, I put it back in my pocket.
She has a Gam, a thing so utterly unknown to all other ships that they never heard of the name even; and if by chance they should hear of it, they only grin at it, and repeat gamesome stuff about spouters and blubber-boilers, and such like pretty exclamations.
They would tell you that governments could not manage things as economically as private individuals; they would repeat and repeat that, and think they were saying something
Clare, after all his promises of goodness, took a wicked pleasure in these mistakes, calling Topsy to him whenever he had a mind to amuse himself, and getting her to repeat the offending passages, in spite of Miss Ophelia's remonstrances.
I will repeat it anon and anon in mine idlesse, whereby I may peradventure learn it.
In the chancel was a twisted stone column, and the captain told us a legend about it, of course, for in the matter of legends he could not seem to restrain himself; but I do not repeat his tale because there was nothing plausible about it except that the Hero wrenched this column into its present screw-shape with his hands --just one single wrench.
Tom had allowed her thirty-five dollars a month ever since he came into his property, and had said the he and she ought to be grateful to the twins for making them rich; but had roused such a temper in her by this speech that he did not repeat the argument afterward.
She was obliged to repeat and explain it, before it was fully comprehended; and then, being quite new, farther representations were necessary to make it acceptable.