recur
intransitive verb (recurred; recurring) Etymology: Middle English recurren to return, from Latin recurrere, literally, to run back, from re- + currere to run — more at car Date: 1529 1. to have recourse ; resort 2. to go back in thought or discourse <
on recurring to my letters of that date — Thomas Jefferson
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3. a. to come up again for consideration b. to come again to mind 4. to occur again after an interval ; occur time after time <
the cancer recurred
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recurrence noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Recur — Re*cur (r?*k?r ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Recurred} ( k?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recurring}.] [L. recurrere; pref. re re + currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind. [1913 Webster] When any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recur — I verb be persistent, come again, come back, continue, crop up again, happen again, haunt, intermit, keep on, occur again, persevere, persist, reappear, recrudesce, renew, reoccur, repeat, resume, return, revert II index occur (happen), repeat… …   Law dictionary

  • recur — mid 15c., from L. recurrere to return, come back, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Originally of persons; application to thoughts, ideas, etc. is recorded from 1704 …   Etymology dictionary

  • recur — *return, revert, recrudesce Analogous words: *repeat, iterate, reiterate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recur — has inflected forms recurred, recurring …   Modern English usage

  • recur — [v] happen again; repeat in one’s mind be remembered, be repeated, come again, come and go, come back, crop up again*, haunt thoughts*, iterate, persist, reappear, recrudesce, reiterate, repeat, return, return to mind, revert, run through one’s… …   New thesaurus

  • recur — ► VERB (recurred, recurring) 1) occur again. 2) (of a thought, image, etc.) come back to one s mind. DERIVATIVES recurrence noun. ORIGIN Latin recurrere, from currere run …   English terms dictionary

  • recur — [ri kʉr′] vi. recurred, recurring [L recurrere < re , back + currere, to run: see COURSE] 1. to have recourse (to) 2. to return, as in thought, talk, or memory [recurring to an earlier question] 3. to occur again, as in talk or memory; come up …   English World dictionary

  • recur */ — UK [rɪˈkɜː(r)] / US [rɪˈkɜr] verb [intransitive] Word forms recur : present tense I/you/we/they recur he/she/it recurs present participle recurring past tense recurred past participle recurred a) to happen again We must make sure that the problem …   English dictionary

  • Recur — To occur again. To return. Any symptom (such as fatigue), any sign (such as a heart murmur), or any disease can recur. * * * recurrence, recurrent * * * re·cur ri kər vi, re·curred; re·cur·ring to occur again after an interval <a disease… …   Medical dictionary

  • recur — verb ADVERB ▪ constantly, frequently, repeatedly ▪ This is a constantly recurring problem which we must deal with. VERB + RECUR ▪ be likely to ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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