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re- +‎ iterate.



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."
    • Shakespeare
      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
    • Milton
      That with reiterated crimes he might / Heap on himself damnation.

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.



reiterate (comparative more reiterate, superlative most reiterate)

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



reiterate (plural reiterates)

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

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