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English noun: repeat

1. repeat (event) an event that repeats


SamplesThe events today were a repeat of yesterday's.


Synonymsrepetition


Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event


Narrower (hyponym)cycle, recurrence, rematch, replay, return, sequence


English verb: repeat

1. repeat (communication) to say, state, or perform again


SamplesShe kept reiterating her request.


ExamplesThey won't repeat the story


Synonymsingeminate, iterate, reiterate, restate, retell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)cite, ditto, dwell, harp, interpret, paraphrase, perseverate, quote, render, rephrase, resume, reword, sum up, summarise, summarize, translate

2. repeat (creation) make or do or perform again


SamplesHe could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick.


Synonymsdouble, duplicate, reduplicate, replicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)copy, geminate, recapitulate, reduplicate, replicate

3. repeat (change) happen or occur again


SamplesThis is a recurring story.


Synonymsrecur


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place


Narrower (hyponym)cycle, iterate

4. repeat (communication) to say again or imitate


SamplesFollowers echoing the cries of their leaders.


Synonymsecho


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)cuckoo, parrot, recite, reecho, regurgitate, reproduce

5. repeat (social) do over


SamplesThey would like to take it over again.


Synonymstake over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

6. repeat (creation) repeat an earlier theme of a composition


Synonymsrecapitulate, reprise, reprize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play, spiel


Domain categorymusic









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