1 [reporting verb] say again something one has already said: [with direct speech]:‘Are you hurt?’ he repeated [with object]:Billy repeated his question [with clause]:Ann repeated that she was very comfortable
say again (something said or written by someone else):he repeated the words after me [with clause]:she repeated what I’d said
(repeat oneself) say or do the same thing again:she was fretful and kept repeating herself
2 [with object] do (something) again or more than once:earlier experiments were repeated on a larger scale
broadcast (a television or radio programme) again:the thirteen episodes from the first two series were constantly repeated
undertake (a course or period of instruction) again:Mark had to repeat first and second grades
(repeat itself) occur again in the same way or form:I don’t intend to let history repeat itself
[no object]US illegally vote more than once in an election.
[no object]North American attain an achievement again, especially by winning a championship for the second consecutive time:the first team in nineteen years to repeat as NBA champions
3 [no object] chiefly British (of food) be tasted intermittently for some time after being swallowed as a result of belching or indigestion:that cucumber repeated on me for hours
something that occurs or is done again:the final will be a repeat of last year
a repeated broadcast of a television or radio programme:she goes home alone to TV dinners and repeats of ‘I Love Lucy’
[as modifier] occurring, done, or used more than once:a repeat prescriptiona repeat offender
a consignment of goods similar to one already received.
a decorative pattern which is repeated uniformly over a surface: [as modifier]:rugs with simple repeat patterns