iterate [it-uh-reyt] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for iterate on verb (used with object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.

  1. to utter again or repeatedly.
  2. to do (something) over again or repeatedly.

verb (used without object), it·er·at·ed, it·er·at·ing.

  1. to operate or be applied repeatedly, as a linguistic rule or mathematical formula.

Origin of iterate 1525–35; Latin iterātus, past participle of iterāre to repeat, equivalent to iter- (stem of iterum) again + -ātus -ate1 Related formsun·it·er·at·ed, adjectiveSynonyms for iterate See more synonyms for on 1. reiterate, repeat, rehearse. Related Words for iterate repeat, emphasize Examples from the Web for iterate Contemporary Examples of iterate

  • You know how I feel about you, but to iterate; I had so many pleasant, touching, funny memories about our being together.

    Remembering Maria Schneider

    Holly Millea

    February 6, 2011

  • Historical Examples of iterate

  • You may iterate and reiterate, that the public will tire of me.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864


  • All they could do was to iterate their master’s maxim, and declare everything to be in flux.

    The Life of Reason

    George Santayana

  • Joan made up her mind to iterate in person to the English the warnings she had given them in her letter.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times

    Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

  • To repeat these things in the ears of well read Catholics, is to iterate a thrice-told tale.

    The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

    E. Rameur

  • British Dictionary definitions for iterate iterate verb

    1. (tr) to say or do again; repeat

    Derived Formsiterant, adjectiveiteration or iterance, nounWord Origin for iterate C16: from Latin iterāre, from iterum again Word Origin and History for iterate v.

    1530s, “to do again, repeat,” back-formation from iteration, or else from Latin iteratus, past participle of iterare. Related: Iterated; iterating.

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