Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To say again: repeat a question.
  • transitive v. To utter in duplication of another's utterance.
  • transitive v. To recite from memory.
  • transitive v. To tell to another.
  • transitive v. To do, experience, or produce again: repeat past successes.
  • transitive v. To express (oneself) in the same way or words: repeats himself constantly.
  • intransitive v. To do or say something again.
  • intransitive v. To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
  • n. An act of repeating.
  • n. Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
  • n. A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
  • n. Music A passage or section that is repeated.
  • n. Music 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. or (intransitive) To do or say again (and again).
  • n. An iteration; a repetition.
  • n. A television program shown after its initial presentation -- particularly many weeks after its initial presentation; a rerun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of repeating; repetition.
  • n. That which is repeated; ; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).
  • n. A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.
  • transitive v. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite.
  • transitive v. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
  • transitive v. To repay or refund (an excess received).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To do, make, or perform again.
  • To say again; iterate.
  • To say over; recite; rehearse.
  • To seek again.
  • In Scots law, to restore; refund; repay, as money erroneously paid.
  • Synonyms To relate. See recapitulate.
  • To perform some distinctive but unspecified function again or a second time.
  • In faro, to win or lose with a card in one deal in exactly the same way that it won or lost in the previous deal.
  • To regurgitate; be belched up: said of the taste of a food or drug which has been taken into the stomach but is not speedily digested or passed on into the intestine.
  • n. The act of repeating; repetition.
  • n. That which is repeated; specifically, in music, a passage performed a second time.
  • n. In musical notation, a sign that a passage or movement is to be twice performed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. do over
  • n. an event that repeats
  • v. to say, state, or perform again
  • v. happen or occur again
  • v. make or do or perform again
  • v. to say again or imitate
  • v. repeat an earlier theme of a composition

Etymologies

Middle English repeten, from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, to seek again : re-, re- + petere, to seek; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French repeter, from Latin repetō, from Latin prefix re- ("again") + peto ("attack, beseech"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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