re·com·mit | \ˌrē-kə-ˈmit \
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 \ noun
recommittal \ˌrē-kə-ˈmi-tᵊl \ noun

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European leaders at this week’s meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization recommitted to raise military spending after Mr. Trump hinted that failure to share more of its financial burden could prompt the U.S. to go its own way. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Trump Fuels Anxiety in Europe Over Security," 13 July 2018 My business partner George and I very much wanted to really recommit to that idea that had gone somewhat out of fashion. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sarah Jessica Parker Shares Her Shoe Obsessions," 22 Sep. 2015 Also expected to recommit to the next fund is Peter Fenton, who led Benchmark’s early investments in companies like Twitter and Elastic, which just filed to go public. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Is there a next act for one of Silicon Valley’s top investors after Uber? Benchmark and Bill Gurley are about to find out.," 25 June 2018 Following his proposal, Mr. Trump and NATO’s 28 other leaders agreed to a joint summit declaration that recommitted them to moving toward the 2% target by 2024 and welcomed progress made in raising military spending. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "Trump Roils NATO Allies With Calls to Double Military Spending," 11 July 2018 Jeezy, who will turn 41 in September, has shed 60 pounds by recommitting to the gym, cutting out certain beloved staples of his diet, and falling in love with distance running. Christopher Cason, GQ, "The Real-Life Diet of Jeezy, Who Became a Distance Runner and Lost 60 Pounds," 3 July 2018 The legislative record shows that Senate Bill 6 was posted for a Senate vote on Monday but was recommitted by leadership to the Health and Welfare Committee. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "'God help us': Senator says GOP leaders delayed opioid bill as retaliation for pension vote," 13 Mar. 2018 Once on the floor, House Speaker Brian Bosma recommitted House Bill 1380 to the House Ways and Means Committee on the same day House bills had to pass out of committee to be considered for a floor vote. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Dead or alive: Where proposed laws stand at Indiana legislature with less than 2 weeks to go," 13 Feb. 2018 Trump assured, even as it wasn't immediately clear the countries had done much besides recommit to the previously existing goal of 2 percent of their respective GDPs. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Trump’s huge self-contradiction on Russia at NATO," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of recommit

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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