- vt. 重复；复制；背诵
- n. 重复；副本
- vi. 重做；重复发生
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来 自 拉 丁 语 repetere, 重 复 做 ， 来 自 re-, 再 ， 重 新 ， petere, 追 寻 ， 努 力 ， 要 求， 词 源 同 compete,petition.
- repeat:  The -peat of repeat comes ultimately from Latin petere ‘go to, seek’, which has also given English appetite, compete, impetuous, perpetual , petition , and petulant . Addition of the prefix re- ‘back, again’ produced repetere ‘go back to’, which reached English via Old French repeter.
=> appetite, compete, impetuous, perpetual, petition, petulant
- repeat (v.)
- late 14c., "to say what one has already said," from Old French repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c., Modern French répéeter), from Latin repetere "do or say again; attack again," from re- "again" (see re-) + petere "to go to; attack; strive after; ask for, beseech" (see petition (n.)).
Meaning "say what another has said" is from 1590s. As an emphatic word in radio broadcasts, 1938. Meaning "do over again" is from 1550s; specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, American English. Related: Repeated; repeating.
- repeat (n.)
- mid-15c., of music passages, from repeat (v.). From 1937 of broadcasts.
- 1. Nearly 60% of our bookings come from repeat business and personal recommendation.
- 2. What price a glorious repeat of last week's triumph?
- 3. I'll repeat that so you can commit it to memory.
- 4. We are not, I repeat, not actually in the negotiating process.
- 5. The twins didn't have to repeat their second year at school.
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