re·​oc·​cur ˌrē-ə-ˈkər How to pronounce reoccur (audio)
reoccurred; reoccurring

intransitive verb

: to occur again : to happen another time : recur
took measures to prevent such accidents from reoccurring
The arthritis attacks are sudden and temporary. While they sometimes reoccur, they do not seem to leave permanent damage.U.S. News & World Report
ˌrē-ə-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce reoccur (audio)
plural reoccurrences
a reoccurrence of infection

Examples of reoccur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How would Washington reassure the other party that the incident was unintentional and would not reoccur? Lauren Kahn, Foreign Affairs, 6 June 2023 If the harsh conditions of 2020 reoccur, the analysis showed an excess of about 1,500 megawatts on hand. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2024 Goede’s lawyers said her case presented a question that will reoccur: how to analyze a religious objection to an employer policy when those objections coincide with secular beliefs. USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 There comes a point where the lack of a finite nature sees elements reoccur after a while, some much sooner than others. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Oct. 2023 The Miller Fisher variant of GBS, consisting of paralysis in the eye muscles and dizziness, is more likely to reoccur than GBS. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2023 Also, eating disorders tend to reoccur or persist over long periods among the same individuals. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 The heat in Spain, Italy, Greece and some Balkan states is likely to reoccur every decade in the current climate, the study said. Seth Borenstein, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2023 The heat in Spain, Italy, Greece, and some Balkan states is likely to reoccur every decade in the current climate, the study said. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reoccur was in 1734

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“Reoccur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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