Recidivate definition

rĭ-sĭdə-vāt
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To return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially criminal conduct.
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(intransitive) To return to criminal behaviour; to relapse.
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Origin of recidivate

  • recidiv(ism) –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin recidÄ«vus (“returning, recurring") +"Ž -ate.

    From Wiktionary