- 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!
Please repeat the question.
He repeated his request to leave.
I have to repeat this class next semester.
She repeated the same story to everyone she met.
repeat Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using repeat
He kept complaining about the same thing like a broken record.
Repeat after me: 'I solemnly swear to tell the truth.'
The rise and fall of empires is a clear example of how history repeats itself.
Phrases with repeat
He tends to repeat himself when he's nervous.
The band's concert was so good that they decided to do a repeat performance the following night.
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.