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repeat
[rɪˈpiːt]
noun
1. repetición (f) (of event, TV program)
  • the success of a business depends on repeat orders (comercio) el éxito de un negocio depende de la renovación de pedidos
transitive verb
2. repetir
  • to repeat oneself repetirse
  • don't repeat this, but… no se lo cuentes a nadie, pero…
repeat [rɪˈpiːt]
transitive verb
1 (say or do again) repetir; [+thanks] reiterar; volver a dar; [+demand, request, promise] reiterar; (Educ) [+year, subject] repetir
could you repeat that, please? ¿podría repetir (eso), por favor?; this offer cannot be repeated esta oferta no se repetirá; the pattern is repeated on the collar and cuffs el dibujo se repite en el cuello y en los puños
"you fool," she kept repeating she had an irritating habit of repeating everything I said to her the next day I repeated the procedure I don't intend to repeat the same mistake Robina repeated her thanks so I repeat my request that the studio release me from my contract President Clinton is expected to repeat his request for quick and decisive action on Bosnia the Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi has repeated his call for the release of hostages Syrian foreign ministers repeated demands for an unconditional Iraqi withdrawal Nelson Mandela repeated his demands for an elected assembly when he returned from abroad, he had to repeat his first year she wanted to repeat fifth year maths to get a better grade to repeat [that] ... he repeated that he felt fine he repeated that he had been mis-quoted I repeat that medicine is on the brink of a revolution he repeated that his wife would not be accompanying him Ballin repeated what he had been told by Haldane
repeat after me, I must not steal repetid conmigo, no debo robar
the couple repeated after the rabbi the traditional phrases... now, brother, repeat after me, "all praise to Allah, Lord of All the Worlds" to repeat [itself]
could history repeat itself? ¿se podría repetir la historia?
the phrase kept repeating itself in my brain the same pattern repeated itself every day the UN will have to work hard to stop history repeating itself on the tenth anniversary of his father's assassination, the president will be hoping that history does not repeat itself the deadly confrontation of the previous June seemed destined to repeat itself the cycle then repeats itself
to repeat o.s. repetirse; at the risk of repeating myself con el peligro de repetirme
he tends to repeat himself he spoke well to begin with, but then started rambling and repeating himself the teenager who resents having to repeat himself for the benefit of grandpa people tend to repeat themselves when they are speaking spontaneously
2 (divulge) contar
don't repeat this to anybody no le cuentes esto a nadie
she went and repeated it to the boss you must not repeat what I tell you
3 (recite) recitar
he could repeat long passages from the Bible I find myself frequently repeating a short prayer which I learnt when I was a child he has learned to repeat simple phrases repeat this phrase to yourself every time you find yourself sliding backwards into doubt or negativity
4 especially (Britain) (TV) [+programme] repetir; [+series] repetir; reponer
the programme will be repeated on Monday el programa se repetirá el lunes
the series is being repeated at the moment "Thunderbirds" is being repeated on the television
intransitive verb
1 (say or do again) repetir
we are not, I repeat, not going to give up no vamos, repito, no vamos a ceder; lather the hair, rinse and repeat aplicar al cabello formando espuma, aclarar y repetir la operación
hold for 10 seconds and repeat with the right leg find and destroy, repeat destroy, these units hold this position for 30 seconds, release and repeat on the other side there is, I repeat, a contradiction here which I would like to discuss I repeat, it is impossible
2 [+food] repetir (informal)
radishes repeat on me me repite el rábano (informal)
3 (Mat) [+number] repetirse
the last figure repeats
noun
1 repetición (f)
in order to prevent a repeat of the tragedy para evitar la repetición de la tragedia; para evitar que la tragedia se repita
his speech was an exact repeat of last year's there were fears that there might be a repeat of last year's campaign of strikes the events of that day were an exact repeat of those of the previous year
2 especially (Britain) (TV) [of programme] repetición (f); [of series] repetición (f); reposición (f)
it can be seen tonight at eight, with a repeat on Monday se podrá ver esta noche a las ocho y será repetido el lunes
there's nothing except sport and repeats on TV
3 (Mús) repetición (f)
are we doing the repeat?
modifier
we do a lot of repeat business through personal recommendation if she does a good job she'll gain word-of-mouth recommendations and repeat business nearly 60% of our bookings come from repeat business and personal recommendation
repeat mark(s) (n) (Mús) símbolo(s) (m)
plural
de repetición; (p)
repeat offender (n) delincuente (m) reincidente
as a repeat offender he faces a minimum of 15 years in prison 85 per cent of crime in this country is committed by repeat offenders the ordering system has been changed to capitalise on best lines with repeat orders
repeat performance (n) (Teat) also repetición (f)
he will give a repeat performance on Friday hará una repetición el viernes; repetirá la función el viernes; I don't want a repeat performance of your behaviour last time que no se repita tu comportamiento de la última vez
this year can only see a repeat performance of the decline the authorities were clearly anxious to avoid a repeat performance of last week's chaotic scenes the festival organisers were pleased with the way things went and look forward to a repeat performance next year
repeat prescription (n) (Britain) receta (f) renovada
Mrs Clark came into the surgery for a repeat prescription of tablets to control her epilepsy gps were trying to prevent abuse by instigating strict checks on repeat prescriptions
repeat sign (n) (Mús)
repeat mark(s) See culture box in entry repeat.
Verb Conjugations for repetir
Gerund: repitiendo
Participle: repetido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yorepitorepetírepetíarepetiríarepetiré
repitesrepetisterepetíasrepetiríasrepetirás
él/ella/Ud.repiterepitiórepetíarepetiríarepetirá
nosotrosrepetimosrepetimosrepetíamosrepetiríamosrepetiremos
vosotrosrepetísrepetisteisrepetíaisrepetiríaisrepetiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.repitenrepitieronrepetíanrepetiríanrepetirán
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