recommit

verb
re·​com·​mit | \ ˌrē-kə-ˈmit How to pronounce recommit (audio) \
recommitted; recommitting; recommits

Definition of recommit

transitive verb

1 : to refer (something, such as a bill) back to a committee
2 : to entrust or consign again

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Other Words from recommit

recommitment \ ˌrē-​kə-​ˈmit-​mənt How to pronounce recommit (audio) \ noun
recommittal \ ˌrē-​kə-​ˈmi-​tᵊl How to pronounce recommit (audio) \ noun

Examples of recommit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden is asking Americans to override their sense of pandemic fatigue and recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones. Star Tribune, "Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy," 15 Jan. 2021 Biden is asking Americans to override their sense of pandemic fatigue and recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones. Time, "Joe Biden Unveils a $1.9 Trillion Plan to Stem the Virus and Steady the Economy," 15 Jan. 2021 Biden is asking Americans to override their sense of pandemic fatigue and recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to combat coronavirus and improve economy. Here's what's included.," 15 Jan. 2021 If America is able to recommit quickly, the three-month gap between official departure and rejoining will not mean much. NBC News, "Trust America again? Climate leaders hopeful for Biden to put U.S. back on track," 13 Nov. 2020 One of Biden’s executive orders Wednesday is expected to recommit the United States to the organization. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Public health expert hails President Biden’s move to re-engage with the World Health Organization," 20 Jan. 2021 Knowing that teams with dynamic scoring guards — like, say, the season-opening opponent Trail Blazers — will be looking to exploit Utah’s perimeter defense has had the effect of causing every Jazz player to recommit to their efforts there. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "With season approaching, Jazz focused on getting ‘disruptive, physical, aggressive’ on defense," 21 Dec. 2020 Ewers is off the board in 2022 unless Steve Sarkisian can convince him to recommit to Texas. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football, Alabama reach national championship with Heisman-level starters and bright futures at quarterback," 6 Jan. 2021 Notably, the new rules also include a change to a House procedure called a motion to recommit, a procedural vote that the minority can use to change legislation in a final amendment vote before legislation passes. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "House Passes Rules Package for New Session of Congress," 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of recommit

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Feb 2021

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“Recommit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recommit. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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