Recur meaning

rĭ-kûr'
Recur is defined as to return or happen again.

An example of recur is to have the same dream three nights in a row.

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To happen or occur again or repeatedly.

The pain recurred after eating.

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To return to one's attention or memory.

The thought recurred to her late at night.

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To return in thought or discourse.

He recurred to the subject right after dinner.

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To have recourse; resort.
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To have recourse (to)
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To return, as in thought, talk, or memory.

Recurring to an earlier question.

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To occur again, as in talk or memory; come up again for consideration.
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To happen or occur again, esp. after some lapse of time; appear at intervals.
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(now rare) To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
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(intransitive) To happen again.

The theme of the prodigal son recurs later in the third act.

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(intransitive, computing) To recurse.
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Origin of recur

  • Latin recurrere re- re- currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin recurro (“run back")
    From Wiktionary