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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Repeat


REPE'AT, verb transitive [Latin repeto; re and peto, to make at or drive towards. this verb ought to be written repete, in analogy with compete, and with repetition.]

1. To do, make, attempt or utter again; to iterate; as, to repeat an action; to repeat an attempt or exertion; to repeat a word or discourse; to repeat a song; to repeat an argument.

2. To try again.

I the danger will repeat

3. to recite; to rehearse.

He repeated some lines of Virgil.

To repeat signals, in the navy, is to make the same signal which the admiral or commander has made, or to make a signal again.

REPE'AT, noun

1. In music, a mark directing a part to be repeated in performance.

2. Repetition.