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Ways of asking someone to say something again - thesaurus

Synonyms

I’m sorry

used for politely asking someone to repeat something that they have said

pardon me

mainly American used for politely asking someone to repeat something

excuse me

mainly American used for asking someone to repeat something

come again?

used for asking someone to repeat what they said

what

adverb

spoken used for asking someone to repeat what they have just said because you did not hear it clearly

I beg your pardon

spoken formal used for asking someone to repeat something because you did not hear them. ‘Pardon?’ or ‘Sorry?’ are less formal ways of saying this

run that by me again

spoken used for asking someone to repeat what they have just said

again

adverb

spoken used for asking someone to repeat something that they told you before, especially because you have forgotten what they said

huh

interjection

informal used for asking someone to repeat something because you did not hear what they said

you what?

used for asking someone to repeat what they have just said. This is not a polite expression. It is better to say pardon.

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back up

mainly American used for telling someone to return to something that was said earlier

pardon

interjection

used for politely asking someone to repeat something you did not hear or did not understand

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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