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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Open wide to serendipitous encounters and secret messages, Sag, and recommit to the adventure of whatever is rising to meet you. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 Temer urged world leaders to recommit to international cooperation. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "At UN this year, it's Trump versus the world," 25 Sep. 2018 Temer urged world leaders to recommit to international cooperation. Matthew Pennington, The Seattle Times, "At UN this year, it’s Trump versus the world," 25 Sep. 2018 In a recent financial briefing, Nintendo recommitted to keep selling and supporting the 3DS, and the company explained why the eight-year-old system continues to have a place next to the Switch. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS," 31 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of recommit

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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