Translation of repeat in Spanish:


repetir, v.

Pronunciation /rəˈpit/ /rɪˈpiːt/

Definition of repetir in Spanish

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(say again)

      (sound/word/sentence) repetir
      could you repeat the question? ¿podría repetir la pregunta?
      • I don't think I need to repeat what I've already said about this film.
      • Even if you've read everything that Moore has ever written, and know this already, it bears repeating.
      • The name Susanna is also repeated, echoing that same vowel and sibilant.
      • As the Chief Justice has already covered many facets of the film, I will try not to repeat most of what he has already said.
      • When the question was met with laughter, he merely repeated: ‘No, seriously, who are you?’
      • Fisher repeated over and over that, to him, the question of the nature of capital and interest was directly linked to precise eugenic assumptions on the nature of economic agents.
      • The consequences for the French Army are too well known to need repeating here.
      • This Haitian Vodou praise exclamation was immediately picked up and repeated by all of the Beninese participants as if it had already become part of Benin's Vodun liturgy.
      • ‘Thank you,’ Bill repeated, speaking in German again, enunciating carefully.

    • 1.2(divulge)

      don't repeat this, will you, but … no lo vayas a contar, pero …
      • We can take that small gift, and rather than give in to the emptiness, the ever-echo that merely repeats us back to us - we can sing through it, and listen for something else.
      • Similarly, Lee repeats Carter's greeting to his black buddies and creates many funny situations.
      • He also repeated Judge Woolsey's famous remark about Ulysses being ‘emetic rather than erotic’ though he did not refer the court to his source.
      • And to overcome him is to repeat him, with a difference.
      • The men continue to repeat Billy's blessing, but the Captain is not moved.
      • I may be repeating what Armin wrote, but I'll say it anyway.
      • I'll repeat here what I wrote as part of a much longer post on my blog.
      • I won't repeat what's been written extensively on how to store paper archives.
      • In his only reported speech in ‘The Grand Inquisitor,’ Christ repeats his own canonical words ‘Talitha cumi!’
      • It's a film with a few biblical themes in it, either from the quick glances of Jesus, Joseph and Mary, or from the words that Ben-Hur repeats to Arrius or other figures.
      • His point has been repeated, almost word for word, by US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher.
      • Without repeating too much of what I wrote there seven years ago, I want to add some highlights that I only alluded to or didn't have the space to discuss in that essay.
      • I like the repeated joke - a situation that is repeated so often that people laugh a lot when it first happens; laugh again because they recognise it.
      • In other words, the CIA's educated guess, endlessly repeated in the media, appears to have been mistaken.
      • What struck me immediately, and throughout the short journey, was that the two ladies' command of the English language was restricted to only two words ‘No car’ which they kept repeating over and over.
      • By repeating the real Sherman's original words, the text implies that the caller is in fact Sherman.
      • The word ‘ONE’ is repeated twice on the inside of the front cover, very boldly but without further colour.
      • Bailey said he had merely repeated what people were saying he had done.
      • But he admitted they were words that could not be repeated in a family newspaper.
      • And more often than not, people just repeat what they heard.

    • 1.3US (recite)

      (lesson/poem) repetir
      (lesson/poem) recitar
      • He repeats it once too often, and it begs the question, ‘From whom?’
      • Because it is becoming less and less likely every day that they will prosper by attempting to repeat the actions of the Baby Boomers who came before them.
      • Gass repeated the experiment dozens of times - and each time the blade stopped immediately.
      • Kids will practice repeating various rhythms as well as moving to the beat.
      • The danger is that of repeating the old error: attempting to install a quick-fix imported system, rather than build or at least adapt one that is genuinely suited to local conditions.
      • We repeated our experiment more often than was necessary to prove the point.
      • However, the exasperation over repeat offenders is completely reasonable.
      • That's why an experimenter will repeat his experiment, and average the results.
      • Having already reached safe ground, his father hesitates for some time before attempting a rescue, more or less repeating the behavior of the two previous instances.
      • The shock came when he repeated the experiment, this time telling volunteers which brand they were tasting.
      • Is it Doherty, who was repeating a pattern of bad behavior?
      • This pattern was repeated during WWII, during German occupation, and later by successive Communist regimes.
      • There he repeated the pattern of moving up through the ranks, and he was appointed BP's manager of acquisitions and disposals in 1993.
      • As if she wished to be understood as the mother of science fiction, Shelley repeated her futuristic experiment, publishing The Last Man in 1826.
      • Those who violate the Can Spam Act could be fined up to $5,000 for each violation - repeat offenders could even get jail time.
      • Who wants to repeat the same functions again and again?
      • The results were so promising that Finley and Davis decided to repeat the experiment.
      • Forum director Fleur Knopperts said she had yet to decide whether or not to repeat the experiment.
      • This result lines up well with previous studies that also find repeated instances of biased consensus forecasts.
      • The film stands up to and even demands repeated viewings, and that makes it the perfect candidate for purchase.

  • 2

    (do again)
    (procedure/movement/experiment) repetir
    (year/course) School University repetir
    (bar/chorus/phrase) Music repetir
    it was an experience I wouldn't care to repeat fue una experiencia que no desearía repetir
    • the design is repeated every two inches el dibujo se repite cada dos pulgadas
    • the store is repeating its special offer on Brazilian coffee la tienda vuelve a tener una oferta especial de café brasileño
    • one of our most popular serials ever is to be repeated vuelve una de nuestras series más populares
    • this episode will be repeated on Sunday el episodio se volverá a emitir / transmitir el domingo
    • I missed 2 weeks of school and almost had to repeat second grade.
    • Young children often repeat grades because teachers or parents feel they have not acquired the appropriate academic or social skills to advance to the next grade.
    • I was in the classroom with Merce for over ten years and not once did he repeat a class.
    • She knew that she could press ahead - and try to pass a retest in a month or two - but faculty members encouraged her to think about repeating her second-year coursework instead.

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to repeat oneself repetirse

intransitive verb

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    (stressing instruction, statement)
    repeat after me repitan lo que digo
    • this is not, (I) repeat, not an exercise esto no es un simulacro, repito, no es un simulacro
  • 2

    to repeat on sb
  • 3repeating present participle

    (rifle) de repetición
    (clock/watch) de repetición
  • 4

    • While we do not necessarily expect history to repeat itself, a dollar rally may still take longer to materialise than many now seem to expect.
    • Our linguistic history is repeating itself in this latest verbal revolution.


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    repetición feminine
    we want to avoid a repeat of last year's fiasco queremos evitar que se repita el desastre del año pasado
    • repeat performance repetición
    • it's a repeat performance of last year's crisis se repite la misma historia que cuando la crisis del año pasado
    • a repeat visit una nueva visita
    • As many recall, the soybean market, along with other grains to a more limited extent, went through the roof during the past year; the coming year may perhaps be a repeat in some similar way.
    • And, clearly, the majority of Russians are averse to any repeat of the terror employed by the Soviets in 1918.
    • Because there'll be no repeat, we believe ourselves safe, and tomorrow we'll be able to pretend that nothing happened.
    • Here was a repeat of the French-Algerian War, which inevitably led to torture and crimes by both the French and the Algerian guerrillas.
    • The discoveries may help thousands of wheat and barley growers envisioning a repeat of the original aphid's damage.
    • The first four dances are for the man; the next three for the woman, one of them a repeat of the man's steps but on pointe; then finishing with two together.
    • While maintaining that the current crops are safe to eat, biotechnology and food companies have feared a repeat of the controversy as new biotech animals near commercialization.
    • This would mean large numbers of people would not be able to afford their monthly mortgage payments and we could even see a repeat of the situation in the early 1990s.
  • 2

    Radio Television
    (of program) repetición feminine
    (of a series) reposición feminine
    (of a series) retransmisión feminine
    • By the way, if you missed the show, you can catch the repeat on Radio 4 at 5pm on Sunday, 27 April.
    • Presuming for a second that no one has ever watched repeats of the television show on Nick at Nite, the premise is that the central female character is a real-life honest to goodness witch, whose family are the only ones aware of her secret.
    • We'd do a film together if somebody came up with an idea that wasn't a remake or a repeat or a sequel.
    • The Radio Times tells me there are no repeats of the show.
    • The sound quality, you'll find, is definitely far improved over the muffled and muddied tracks that accompany syndicated repeats.
    • The TNT people who botched this opportunity to create quality television are sentenced to watch endless repeats of Cletus Done Got His Hand Mangled In The Cotton Gin Agin, or whatever the hell they show on that network now.
    • It's the beautiful part about going back and watching the repeats of my favorite show on television at the current moment.
    • One CBS study found that the overall audience for the four major networks drops 10 percent to 15 percent between periods of original programming and the repeats that dominate non-sweeps months.
    • Frankly, I didn't think the show would hold up well for me in repeats.
    • Digital TV is here to stay without a doubt but, to be honest, I often find myself watching repeats of old favourites as much as anything.
    • The curious may want to rent this first or check out the endless repeats on cable.
    • As with most movies of this genre, the cautionary example about man himself being more deadly that the undead denizens of destruction around him gets a tired repeat here.
    • But I feel like I've seen all the good shows anyway, virtually everything is repeats, either actually or conceptually, and I often have trouble focussing enough to watch most shows.
    • It's a show that the BBC have never shown a huge amount of faith in - even now, the repeats (when they come around) get played on BBC2.
    • If ever a show deserved to get a repeat on terrestrial TV, this is it.
    • Is it new episodes or are they just showing the repeats?
    • I must have seen it either on video or as a repeat, but I was pretty blown away by it because there was just nothing like that on the telly.
    • At the moment, I am watching the repeats of ‘Bob and Rose’ on ITV2 on Sunday nights, because I didn't catch it the first time round.
    • Turned out they started the repeats on Saturday so yesterday was episodes 3-4.
    • I must have seen that repeated on at least six international TV stations - over and over.
  • 3

    repetición feminine
    repeat sign doble barra de repetición
    • The term was commonly used in Baroque instrumental music, such as concertos, and regularly in minuet-and-trio structures, to indicate the repeat of the minuet.
    • He gives us few tempo indications, but gives us repeats that we can arbitrarily take or not.
  • 4

    (on wallpaper, fabric)
    pattern repeat: three inches el dibujo se repite cada tres pulgadas