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

Examples of recommit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In California, which was early to enact statewide shelter-in-place rules in March, Governor Gavin Newsom urged residents to recommit to slowing the pandemic. Jonathan Levin, Fortune, "As hospitalizations hit new records and states impose quarantines, businesses reconsider reopening," 25 June 2020 The president could recommit the Justice Department to investigating systemic police misconduct, Roberts said. NBC News, "Trump says his policing order is a 'big step.' Activists call it 'breadcrumbs.'," 16 June 2020 The group calls for absentee-ballot processes to be strengthened, and for lawmakers to recommit themselves to making voting accessible to all. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "To Save Election Day, Start by Getting Rid of Election Night?," 8 May 2020 Other companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Honeywell, have lauded the science, while recommitting to their own distinct approaches for designing quantum hardware. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "If Google Has Truly Reached ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ What’s Next for Its Competitors?," 24 Sep. 2019 Couples cite plenty of personal reasons for feeling inclined to recommit in this more formalized fashion. Elissa Garay, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Destination Vow Renewals at Sea Are Becoming So Popular," 12 Feb. 2020 Since August, when Trump recommitted America to an indefinite military presence in the country, the U.S. has sent in thousands of additional forces to train Afghans, bringing the total U.S. troop figure to more than 14,000. Washington Post, "Surprising impasse slows Afghan peace offer to Taliban," 5 Mar. 2018 So, as my table marches into our last months with Alondra, that message recommits me to the journey. Leila Atassi, cleveland, "How mentoring with Open Table broke my heart -- and why you should join anyway," 16 Oct. 2019 Coach Les Miles was fired early in the 2016 season, Ed Orgeron replaced him and Lamb recommited to Oklahoma soon after. Gus Martin, USA TODAY, "NFL draft 2020: Five things to know about Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of recommit

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Recommit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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