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Ways of asking someone to say something again - synonyms or related words

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 by

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.

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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