reiterate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Early 15th century, from Late Latin reiteratus, past participle of reiterare (to repeat) from re- (again) + iterare (repeat) from iterum (repeat).[1]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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.
    Synonyms: repeat; see also Thesaurus:reiterate
    Let me reiterate my opinion.
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian[1]:
      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."
      c. 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The VVinters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene ii]:
      You never spoke what did become you less / Than this; which to reiterate were sin.
  2. (transitive) To say or do (something) repeatedly.
    Synonym: repeat

Usage notesEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reiterate (comparative more reiterate, superlative most reiterate)

  1. Reiterated; repeated.
    Synonyms: iterate; see also Thesaurus:repeated

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

reiterate (plural reiterates)

  1. (botany) A tree with vertical branches alongside the main trunk and which continue to grow upwards.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “reiterate”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /re.i.teˈra.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: re‧i‧te‧rà‧te

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

reiterate

  1. inflection of reiterare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

reiterate f pl

  1. feminine plural of reiterato

AdjectiveEdit

reiterate

  1. feminine plural of reiterato