repeat-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: say, write, perform, or do things again, happen again

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 REPEAT NP2 NP1 REPEAT COMP
NOTE: compare to sense 3; in THIS sense, the same agent is doing the same thing that s/he did previously. In sense 3, the agent is copying what SOMEONE ELSE has said.

Can you repeat what you just said?
She kept on repeating her request.
She repeated the exercises every day.
This stanza repeats after the third stanza.
The plot repeats itself. Always the same good and evil plot!
History repeats itself, doesn't it?
The second movement repeats some of the elements from the first movement.
He would never repeat the same magic trick again.
The artist repeats the process to apply beautiful veneer to the surface of the piece.

VerbNet: rehearse-26.8,say-37.7-1,stop-55.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: repeat.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Sense Number 2: echo someone's words, actions or ideas

NOTE: compare carefully to sense 1; THIS sense refers to imitation of another's actions; sense 1 refers to the same agent doing the same action again and again

When it doubt, just repeat after me: it's only a book!
Don't repeat what I told you to anyone, you hear?
That kid won't stop repeating every word I say.
He isn't original. He just repeats everything his friends say.

VerbNet: say-37.7-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: repeat.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4