repeat Definition

  • 1do (something) again or more than once
  • 2say again something one has already said

Using repeat: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "repeat" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Please repeat the question.

  • Example

    He repeated his request to leave.

  • Example

    I have to repeat this class next semester.

  • Example

    She repeated the same story to everyone she met.

repeat Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for repeat

Idioms Using repeat

  • to say the same thing over and over again


    He kept complaining about the same thing like a broken record.

  • a phrase used to instruct someone to say something after the speaker


    Repeat after me: 'I solemnly swear to tell the truth.'

  • history repeats itself

    events tend to repeat themselves in similar patterns


    The rise and fall of empires is a clear example of how history repeats itself.

Phrases with repeat

  • say the same thing again, often unnecessarily


    He tends to repeat himself when he's nervous.

  • a repetition of a previous event or performance


    The band's concert was so good that they decided to do a repeat performance the following night.

  • a person who repeatedly commits a particular offense


    The judge gave him a harsher sentence because he was a repeat offender.

Origins of repeat

from Old French 'repetir', from Latin 'repetere', meaning 'go back, seek again'


Summary: repeat in Brief

To 'repeat' [rɪˈpiːt] means to do something again or more than once, or to say something one has already said. It can be used in various contexts, such as asking someone to repeat a question or retelling a story. 'Repeat' also appears in phrases like 'repeat performance' and idioms like 'like a broken record,' which means to say the same thing over and over again.

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