Definition of reiterate in English:

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reiterate

Pronunciation: /rēˈidəˌrāt/

verb

[reporting verb]
Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity: [with clause]: she reiterated that the administration would remain steadfast in its support [with direct speech]: “I just want to forget it all,” he reiterated [with object]: he reiterated the points made in his earlier speech
More example sentences
  • They carried placards reiterating the need for abolishing child labour and the slogans emphasised the need to end this social menace, which was rampant in developing countries.
  • May I reiterate comments made four years ago, which I will repeat with monotonous regularity until something is done about it.
  • The emphasis on technical skill was reiterated again and again in the Kennedy household.
Synonyms
repeat, say again, restate, retell, recapitulate, go over (and over), rehearse

Derivatives

reiterative

Pronunciation: /rēˈid(ə)rədiv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • We argue this examination needs to take into account the status of Maori under the Treaty, and to recognise the reiterative and regulatory role of media discourses.
  • But her assuming of this identity, here, is intended as an interruption in that reiterative homophobia that promotes and produces certain socially acceptable versions of self, whilst condemning others.
  • Rehabilitation is a reiterative, active, educational, problem solving process focused on a patient's behaviour, with the following components.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'do (an action) repeatedly'): from Latin reiterat- 'gone over again', from the verb reiterare, from re- 'again' + iterare 'do a second time'.

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Syllabification: re·it·er·ate

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