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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REPE'AT, v.t. [L. repeto; re and peto, to make at or drive towards. this verb ought to be written repete, in analogy with compete, and with repetition.]
1. To do, make, attempt or utter again; to iterate; as, to repeat an action; to repeat an attempt or exertion; to repeat a word or discourse; to repeat a song; to repeat an argument.
2. To try again.
I the danger will repeat.
3. to recite; to rehearse.
He repeated some lines of Virgil.
To repeat signals, in the navy, is to make the same signal which the admiral or commander has made, or to make a signal again.
1. In music, a mark directing a part to be repeated in performance.
2. Repetition.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's" [syn: repeat, repetition] v
1: to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request" [syn: repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell]
2: make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicate]
3: happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story" [syn: recur, repeat]
4: to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders" [syn: repeat, echo]
5: do over; "They would like to take it over again" [syn: repeat, take over]
6: repeat an earlier theme of a composition [syn: reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulate]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English repeten, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French repeter, from Old French, from Latin repetere to return to, repeat, from re- + petere to go to, seek more at feather Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to say or state again b. to say over from memory ; recite c. to say after another 2. a. to make, do, or perform again <repeat an experiment> b. to make appear again <the curtains repeat the wallpaper pattern> <will repeat the program tomorrow> c. to go through or experience again <had to repeat third grade> 3. to express or present (oneself) again in the same words, terms, or form intransitive verb to say, do, or accomplish something again; especially to win (as a sports championship) another time in succession repeatability noun repeatable adjective II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. something repeated ; repetition b. a musical passage to be repeated in performance; also a sign placed before and after such a passage c. a usually transcribed repetition of a radio or television program d. a duplication of genetic material (as a sequence of nucleotides) in which the duplicated parts are adjacent to each other along the chromosome 2. the act of repeating III. adjective Date: 1888 of, relating to, or being one that repeats an offense, achievement, or action <a repeat burglar> <a repeat customer>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. say or do over again. 2 tr. recite, rehearse, report, or reproduce (something from memory) (repeated a poem). 3 tr. imitate (an action etc.). 4 intr. recur; appear again, perhaps several times (a repeating pattern). 5 tr. used for emphasis (am not, repeat not, going). 6 intr. (of food) be tasted intermittently for some time after being swallowed as a result of belching or indigestion. 7 intr. (of a watch etc.) strike the last quarter etc. over again when required. 8 intr. (of a firearm) fire several shots without reloading. 9 intr. US illegally vote more than once in an election. --n. 1 a the act or an instance of repeating. b a thing repeated (often attrib.: repeat prescription). 2 a repeated broadcast. 3 Mus. a a passage intended to be repeated. b a mark indicating this. 4 a pattern repeated in wallpaper etc. 5 Commerce a a consignment similar to a previous one. b an order given for this; a reorder. Phrases and idioms: repeating decimal a recurring decimal. repeat itself recur in the same form. repeat oneself say or do the same thing over again. Derivatives: repeatable adj. repeatability n. repeatedly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF repeter f. L repetere (as RE-, petere seek)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repeat Re*peat" (-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repeated; p. pr. & vb. n. Repeating.] [F. r['e]p['e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re- re- + petere to fall upon, attack. See Petition.] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem. ``I will repeat our former communication.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia). Not well conceived of God; who, though his power Creation could repeat, yet would be loth Us to abolish. --Milton. 2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again. [Obs.] --Waller. 3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received). To repeat one's self, to do or say what one has already done or said. To repeat signals, to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters. Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse; recapitulate. See Reiterate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repeat Re*peat" (r?-p?t"), n. 1. The act of repeating; repetition. 2. That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.). 3. (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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(repeats, repeating, repeated) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. If you repeat something, you say or write it again. You can say I repeat to show that you feel strongly about what you are repeating. He repeated that he had been mis-quoted... The Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi repeated his call for the release of hostages... 'You fool,' she kept repeating. VERB: V that, V n, V with quote 2. If you repeat something that someone else has said or written, you say or write the same thing, or tell it to another person. She had an irritating habit of repeating everything I said to her... I trust you not to repeat that to anyone else... Now, brother, repeat after me, 'All praise to Allah, Lord of All the Worlds'. VERB: V n, V n to n, V after n with quote 3. If you repeat yourself, you say something which you have said before, usually by mistake. Then he started rambling and repeating himself. VERB: V pron-refl 4. If you repeat an action, you do it again. The next day I repeated the procedure... Hold this position for 30 seconds, release and repeat on the other side. VERB: V n, V 5. If an event or series of events repeats itself, it happens again. The UN will have to work hard to stop history repeating itself... VERB: V pron-refl 6. If there is a repeat of an event, usually an undesirable event, it happens again. There were fears that there might be a repeat of last year's campaign of strikes. = repetition N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n 7. If a company gets repeat business or repeat customers, people who have bought their goods or services before buy them again. (BUSINESS) Nearly 60% of our bookings come from repeat business and personal recommendation. ADJ: ADJ n 8. A repeat is a television or radio programme that has been broadcast before. (BRIT; in AM, use re-run) There's nothing except sport and repeats on TV. N-COUNT 9. If there is a repeat performance of something, usually something undesirable, it happens again. This year can only see a repeat performance of the decline. = repeat PHRASE

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Iterate, reiterate, do again, make again. 2. Recite, rehearse, recapitulate, tell over, cite, quote, say over, relate. 3. Renew, reproduce, echo, re-echo.

Moby Thesaurus

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