To repeat one's self
Repeat Re*peat" (-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Repeating}.] [F. r['e]p['e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re- re- + petere to fall upon, attack. See {Petition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem. ``I will repeat our former communication.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

Not well conceived of God; who, though his power Creation could repeat, yet would be loth Us to abolish. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again. [Obs.] --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received). [1913 Webster]

{To repeat one's self}, to do or say what one has already done or said.

{To repeat signals}, to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse; recapitulate. See {Reiterate}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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