Iterate It"er*ate ([i^]t"[~e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. iteratus, p. p. of iterare to repeat, fr. iterum again, prop. a compar. from the stem of is he, that; cf. L. ita so, item likewise, also, Skr. itara other, iti thus. Cf. {Identity}, {Item}.] Uttered or done again; repeated. [Obs.] --Bp. Gardiner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Iterate — It er*ate ([i^]t [ e]r*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Iterated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Iterating}.] To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat; as, to iterate advice. [1913 Webster] Nor Eve to iterate Her former trespass feared. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Iterate — It er*ate, adv. By way of iteration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iterate — index copy, reaffirm, recount, reiterate, repeat (state again) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • iterate — (v.) 1530s, to do again, repeat, back formation from ITERATION (Cf. iteration), or else from L. iteratus, pp. of iterare. Related: Iterated; iterating …   Etymology dictionary

  • iterate — *repeat, reiterate, ingeminate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • iterate — [it′ər āt΄] vt. iterated, iterating [< L iteratus, pp. of iterare, to repeat < iterum, again < * iterus, compar. of * i , pron. stem > is, ea, id, he, she, it, ita, thus] to utter or do again or repeatedly SYN. REPEAT iterant [it′ər… …   English World dictionary

  • iterate — 1. verb /ˈɪtəreɪt/ to perform or repeat an action on each item in a set or on the results of each such prior action The max() function iterates through the data to find the highest value. 2. noun /ˈɪtəreɪt/ a function that iterates f(x) is the… …   Wiktionary

  • iterate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare, from iterum again; akin to Latin is he, that, ita thus, Sanskrit itara the other, iti thus Date: 1533 to say or do again or again and again ; reiterate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • iterate — /it euh rayt /, v., iterated, iterating. v.t. 1. to utter again or repeatedly. 2. to do (something) over again or repeatedly. v.i. 3. to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula. [1525 35; < L iteratus, ptp.… …   Universalium

  • iterate — Synonyms and related words: battologize, fill, give an encore, go over, go through, ingeminate, pad, practice, reaffirm, reassert, recapitulate, recite, recount, rehash, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, renew, reprint, reprise, resay, restate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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