Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To say again.
  • intransitive verb To utter in duplication of another's utterance.
  • intransitive verb To recite from memory.
  • intransitive verb To tell to another.
  • intransitive verb To do, experience, or produce again.
  • intransitive verb To express (oneself) in the same way or words.
  • intransitive verb To say something again.
  • intransitive verb To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
  • intransitive verb To occur or happen again.
  • intransitive verb To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.
  • noun An act of repeating.
  • noun Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.
  • noun A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.
  • noun A passage or section that is repeated.
  • noun A sign usually consisting of two vertical dots, indicating a passage to be repeated.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being something that repeats or is repeated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun The act of repeating; repetition.
  • noun That which is repeated; specifically, in music, a passage performed a second time.
  • noun In musical notation, a sign that a passage or movement is to be twice performed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite.
  • transitive verb obsolete To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
  • transitive verb (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received).
  • transitive verb to do or say what one has already done or said.
  • transitive verb to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters.
  • noun The act of repeating; repetition.
  • noun 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.).
  • noun (Mus.) A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French repeter, from Latin repetō, from Latin prefix re- ("again") + peto ("attack, beseech").

Examples

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  • Note: Resting for the title repeat run is Bradshaw Christian, which leads the state in rushing with nearly 5,000 yards.

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  • Not only for the "pause pronunciation" — child-issued breaks in which I must stop reading in order to repeat a French word that I have tripped up on — but also for the words that I still do not know: both French ... and in English.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Not only for the "pause pronunciation" — child-issued breaks in which I must stop reading in order to repeat a French word that I have tripped up on — but also for the words that I still do not know: both French ... and in English.

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  • A title repeat seems out of the question now, so all of their proverbial eggs are in the Copa Libertadores basket and the pressure seems to mount on all ends for Ischia, even in areas where he least expected them.

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  • All day long they're told how great they are by the fans and the media alike, they're treated like conquering heroes, and they hear the word repeat'' uttered at least 30 times a day in various contexts.

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  • What First Lady do you know who makes what I call "repeat performances" in that she'd have the courage to wear a dress that she's been previously photographed in, for what could have been a controversial occasion?

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  • What First Lady do you know who makes what I call "repeat performances" in that she'd have the courage to wear a dress that she's been previously photographed in, for what could have been a controversial occasion?

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  • Courtney is what we call a repeat offender, as she was Bridget's guest last Valentine's Day as well.

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  • Courtney is what we call a repeat offender, as she was Bridget's guest last Valentine's Day as well.

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