Definition of reiterate in English:

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reiterate

Pronunciation: /riːˈɪtəreɪt/

verb

[reporting verb]
Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity: [with clause]: she reiterated that the government 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), iterate, rehearse, belabour, dwell on, harp on, hammer away at
North American informal do over
archaic ingeminate

Derivatives

reiterative

Pronunciation: /riːˈɪtərətɪv/
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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