repeat has definitions from the field of music
1
[ verb ] to say or state again

Examples

"She kept reiterating her request..", "``Just barely'' , he said, and repeated his paraphrase:"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

The company which performed the Pulitzer_Prize musical here last night and will repeat it twice today is full of bounce , the politicians are in fine voice , the chorines evoke happy memories , and the Little_Flower rides to break a lance again .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

When we repeat the remark that such suffering was a bad thing , the feeling with which we made it last week may be at or near the vanishing_point , but if we were asked whether we meant to say what we did before , we should certainly answer Yes .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Quite naturally , they make the investigation , first , by prohibiting the patient from making any movements at_all and_then , later , by repeating it and allowing the patient to move in any way he wanted to .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Rachel had to bend toward Scotty and ask him to repeat .

When he was asked a question or addressed in such a way that some response was inescapable , he would answer ; if , as often happened , he had to repeat because he had spoken too softly , he would repeat his words in the same way , without emphasis or impatience , only a_little louder .

2
[ verb ] make or do or perform again

Examples

"He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Great actors and actresses - the most notable being Sarah_Bernhardt - were hired to repeat their stage performances before the camera .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

After the male and female andrenas have mated , the cycle is repeated .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

This would mean , it can readily be seen , that , again , for each new visual experience the tracing motions would have_to be repeated because of the absence of visual imagery .

As one would surmise , the procedure , however , could be repeated with the same object or with the same type of object often enough , so that the corresponding visual blots and the merest beginning of the tracing movement would provide clues as_to the actual shape , which the patient then immediately could determine by a kind of inference .

3
[ verb ] happen or occur again

Synonyms

recur

Examples

"This is a recurring story"

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

Whether the compromises - on both sides - that made_possible the interim appointment can then be repeated remains to be seen .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

As represented by a spiral , history may , in_some_sense , be said to repeat itself ; yet each historical event remains unique .

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Push back up and repeat .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

In repeated sets of five shots his numbers of bull's-eyes vary .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

To minimize the chances of repeating the Balafrej debacle the Ibrahim government was formed a titre personnel and a special office was created in the Ministry_of_the_Interior to plan and to conduct the elections .

Related terms

anticipate happen cycle

4
[ verb ] to say again or imitate

Synonyms

echo

Examples

: "followers echoing the cries of their leaders."

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

Scotty would reply softly and his father , apologetically , would ask him to repeat .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Repeating it like a student telling himself that the jewel is in the lotus he sank into nirvana .

5
[ verb ] do over

Synonyms

take_over

Examples

"They would like to take it over again"

Used in print

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

Experiments are often composed of several identical trials , and sometimes experiments themselves are repeated .

Related terms

act ditto

6
[ noun ] an event that repeats

Synonyms

repetition

Examples

"the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

Used in print

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The **f layers are stacked normal to the [ 111 ] axis with the lower oxygens of one layer directly above the upper oxygens of the neighboring lower layer , in such a manner that the repeat is every three layers .

7
[ verb ] (music) repeat an earlier theme of a musical composition

Related terms

play music

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