AskDefine | Define repeat

Dictionary Definition

repeat n : an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's" [syn: repetition]


1 to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request" [syn: 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, replicate]
3 happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story" [syn: recur]
4 to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders" [syn: echo]
5 do over; "They would like to take it over again" [syn: take over]
6 repeat an earlier theme of a composition [syn: reprise, reprize, recapitulate]

User Contributed Dictionary




From repeter, from repeto.


  1. To do again (and again).


do again
  • Arabic: كرر
  • Chinese: 重覆 (chóngfù)
  • Czech: opakovat
  • Danish: gentage, repetere
  • Dutch: herhalen
  • Finnish: toistaa
  • French: répéter
  • German: wiederholen
  • Hungarian: megismétel
  • Icelandic: endurtaka
  • Indonesian: mengulang
  • Italian: ripetere
  • Japanese: 繰り返す (kurikaesu)
  • Korean: 되풀이하다 (doepuri-hada)
  • Portuguese: repetir
  • Russian: повторять
  • Spanish: repetir
  • Swedish: repetera, upprepa


  1. An iteration, a repetition.
    We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.
  2. A rerun, something that has been down before.

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Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act like, affect, alternate, assume, be here again, bis, bob, borrow, burden, chant, chime, chorus, circle, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, commit to memory, con, copy, counterfeit, crib, cycle, din, ditto, do, do a repeat, do again, do like, do over, double, dupe, duplicate, duplication, echo, encore, fake, forge, geminate, get by heart, get letter-perfect, go back, go like, harp, hash over, have by heart, hoke, hoke up, imitate, ingeminate, intermit, iterate, keep coming, know by heart, learn by heart, learn verbatim, make like, make over, memorize, mirror, multiply by two, oscillate, parrot, plagiarize, pulsate, pulse, quote, re-create, re-form, reappear, rebroadcast, rebuild, recap, recapitulate, recite, reconstitute, reconstruct, recount, recur, redesign, redo, redouble, reduplicate, reecho, reestablish, refashion, reflect, refound, refrain, regenerate, regurgitate, rehash, rehearse, reincarnate, reinstitute, reissue, reiterate, relate, remake, renew, renovate, reoccur, reorganize, repeat by heart, repeat performance, repetend, repetition, replay, replaying, replica, replicate, replication, reprint, reprise, reproduce, reproduction, rerun, resay, reshape, resound, restate, restore, restructure, resume, resurrect, retell, return, return match, reverberate, revert, revise, revive, revolve, ring, ritornello, roll around, rotate, say again, simulate, study, swot up, turn, twin, undersong, undulate, wheel, wheel around
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