repeat


repeat
repeatable, adj.repeatability, n.
/ri peet"/, v.t.
1. to say or utter again (something already said): to repeat a word for emphasis.
2. to say or utter in reproducing the words, inflections, etc., of another: to repeat a sentence after the teacher.
3. to reproduce (utterances, sounds, etc.) in the manner of an echo, a phonograph, or the like.
4. to tell (something heard) to another or others.
5. to do, make, or perform again: to repeat an action.
6. to go through or undergo again: to repeat an experience.
v.i.
7. to do or say something again.
8. to cause a slight regurgitation: The onions I ate are repeating on me.
9. to vote illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
n.
10. the act of repeating.
11. something repeated; repetition.
12. a duplicate or reproduction of something.
13. a decorative pattern repeated, usually by printing, on a textile or the like.
14. Music.
a. a passage to be repeated.
b. a sign, as a vertical arrangement of dots, calling for the repetition of a passage.
15. a radio or television program that has been broadcast at least once before.
[1325-75; ME repeten (v.) < MF repeter < L repetere to attack again, demand return of, equiv. to re- RE- + petere to reach towards, seek (cf. PERPETUAL, PETULANT)]
Syn. 1. iterate, recite, rehearse. 1, 5. REPEAT, RECAPITULATE, REITERATE refer to saying a thing more than once. To REPEAT is to do or say something over again: to repeat a question, an order. To RECAPITULATE is to restate in brief form, to summarize, often by repeating the principal points in a discourse: to recapitulate an argument. To REITERATE is to do or say something over and over again, to repeat insistently: to reiterate a refusal, a demand. 3. echo, reecho.

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