reiterate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ iterate

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Verb[edit]

reiterate (third-person singular simple present reiterates, present participle reiterating, simple past and past participle reiterated)

  1. (transitive) To say or do (something) for a second time, such as for emphasis.
    Let me reiterate my opinion.
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, the Guardian:
      He said France clearly wanted to "close one page and open another". He reiterated his opposition to austerity alone as the only way out of Europe's crisis: "My final duty, and I know I'm being watched from beyond our borders, is to put Europe back on the path of growth and employment."
    • Shakespeare
      You never spoke what did become you less / Than this; which to reiterate were sin.
  2. (transitive) to say or do (something) repeatedly
    • Milton
      That with reiterated crimes he might / Heap on himself damnation.

Usage notes[edit]

Although iterate and reiterate are similar, iterate indicates that the action is performed for each of a set of items, while reiterate indicates a more general repetition.

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Adjective[edit]

reiterate (comparative more reiterate, superlative most reiterate)

  1. Reiterated; repeated.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

reiterate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of reiterare
  2. second-person plural imperative of reiterare
  3. feminine plural of reiterato