Reiterate vs Retell - What's the difference?

reiterate | retell |


As verbs the difference between reiterate and retell

is that reiterate is to say or do (something) for a second time, such as for emphasis while retell is to tell again, to paraphrase, to tell something one has read or heard.

As an adjective reiterate

is reiterated; repeated.

reiterate

English

Verb

(reiterat)
  • To say or do (something) for a second time, such as for emphasis.
  • Let me reiterate my opinion.
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  • * Shakespeare
  • You never spoke what did become you less / Than this; which to reiterate were sin.
  • to say or do (something) repeatedly
  • * Milton
  • That with reiterated crimes he might / Heap on himself damnation.

    Usage notes

    Although iterate'' and ''reiterate''''' are similar, ''iterate'' indicates that the action is performed for each of a set of items, while '''''reiterate indicates a more general repetition.

    Synonyms

    * repeat

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Reiterated; repeated.
  • retell

    English

    Verb

  • To tell again, to paraphrase, to tell something one has read or heard.
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