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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: repeter, from Latin repetere, from petere 'to go to, try to find'

repeat

1 verb
     
re‧peat1 S2 W2 [transitive]
1

say again

to say or write something again:
Can you repeat your question?
Sorry - could you repeat that?
repeat that
Nick patiently repeated that he had to work that day.
It is not, I repeat not, my fault.
'I promise,' she repeated.
repeat yourself (=say something that you have said before, usually by mistake)
Elderly people tend to repeat themselves.
2

do again

to do something again:
Repeat the exercises twice a day.
We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.
repeat a class/grade/year (=do the same class at school again the following year)
The team are hoping to repeat their success (=achieve the same good result) of last season.
3

learn

to say something that someone else has just said, especially in order to learn it
repeat (something) after somebody
Repeat after me: amo, amas, amat ...
4

tell

to tell someone something that you have heard, especially something secret:
Here's what happened, but don't repeat it.
5

broadcast

TCBAMT to broadcast a television or radio programme again:
The series will be repeated in the autumn.
6

something doesn't bear repeating

used to say that you do not want to repeat what someone has said, especially because it is rude:
Her comments don't bear repeating!

➔ history repeats itself

at history (8)

repeat on somebody

phrasal verb
if food repeats on you, its taste keeps coming back into your mouth after you have eaten it

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