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Definition of "recur" []

  • To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To return to one's attention or memory. (verb-intransitive)
  • To return in thought or discourse. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have recourse: recur to the use of force. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recur" in a sentence
  • "As I listened even longer to this tale of human woe, I heard the name recur with frightening frequency Africa, Africa, Africa!"
  • "I again recur to the prominent subject of my letter, viz. that woman is denied the first privilege of nature, the power of SELF-DEFENCE."
  • "However, when the migraines fail to recur, that is when we may be in for trouble."