Reiterate vs Drib - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between reiterate and drib is that reiterate is to say or do (something) for a second time, such as for emphasis while drib is to cut off; chop off. As a adjective reiterate is reiterated; repeated. As a noun drib is (obsolete) a drop.
To say or do (something) for a second time, such as for emphasis.
- Let me reiterate my opinion.
, date=April 23
, author=Angelique Chrisafis
, title=François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election
, work=the Guardian
, passage=He said France clearly wanted to “close one page and open another”. He reiterated his opposition to austerity alone as the only way out of Europe’s crisis: “My final duty, and I know I’m being watched from beyond our borders, is to put Europe back on the path of growth and employment.”}}
to say or do (something) repeatedly
- You never spoke what did become you less / Than this; which to reiterate were sin.
- That with reiterated crimes he might / Heap on himself damnation.
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.
From dialectal English drib (compare also drub), a variant from (etyl) . More at (l).
To cut off; chop off.
To cut off little by little; cheat by small and reiterated tricks; purloin.
To entice step by step.
To appropriate unlawfully; to embezzle.
- With daily lies she dribs thee into cost.
(archery) To shoot directly at short range.
(archery) To shoot at a mark at short range.
(archery) To shoot (a shaft) so as to pierce on the descent.
- He who drives their bargain dribs a part.
To beat; thrash; drub.
To strike another player’s marble when playing from the trigger.
- (Sir Philip Sidney)
From a variant of drip.
(en noun )
- (Jonathan Swift)