repeat again

repeat again
Again means "another time" or "in return" and always suggests the idea of "in addition." Therefore, it is superfluous in such expressions as "repeat again" because the prefix re- has the meaning of again. Say "Tell your story again" or "Retell your story," not "Retell your story again"; "Repeat that, please," not "Repeat that again, please."

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeat — vb 1 Repeat, iterate, reiterate, ingeminate can all mean to say again. Repeat, the word in ordinary use, may apply to what is said or uttered or done again, whether once or many or an indefinite number of times {repeat a command} {the teacher… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • repeat yourself — phrase to say or write the same words or idea that you said before, often without realizing that you are doing it Sally sometimes becomes confused and repeats herself. Thesaurus: to say something again, or to repeat someone s else s wordssynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • repeat — late 14c., from O.Fr. repeter say or do again, get back, demand the return of (13c.), from L. repetere do or say again, attack again, from re again + petere go toward, seek, demand, attack (see PETITION (Cf. petition)). Specific meaning to take a …   Etymology dictionary

  • repeat customer — UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► someone who buys again from a company that they have used before: »Last year, 55% of revenues came from repeat customers. »At a restaurant with a lot of repeat customers, a bad review might not make that much difference …   Financial and business terms

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