repeat (repeats, present participle repeating; past and past participle repeated)
- (transitive) To do or say again (and again).
- The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.
- (transitive, medicine, pharmacy) To refill (a prescription).
- (intransitive) To happen again; recur.
- (transitive) To echo the words of (a person).
- (intransitive) To strike the hours, as a watch does.
- (obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
- (legal, Scotland) To repay or refund (an excess received).
- (procedure word, military) To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.
- Add 100, left 50. Repeat, over.
- Use "say again" instead of repeat on the radio. Repeat will bring in artillery fire.
- To commit fraud in an election by voting more than once for the same candidate.
- (to do or say again) redo, reiterate, reprise, rework see also Thesaurus:reiterate
- (to happen again) reoccur; see also Thesaurus:repeat
- French: répéter
- German: wiederholen
- Italian: ripetere
- Portuguese: repetir
- Russian: повторя́ть
- Spanish: repetir
repeat (plural repeats)
- An iteration; a repetition.
- We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.
- A television program shown after its initial presentation; a rerun.
- (medicine, pharmacy) A refill of a prescription.
- (genetics, biochemistry) A pattern of nucleic acids that occur in multiple copies throughout a genome (or of amino acids in a protein).
- (music) A mark in music notation directing a part to be repeated.