reoccur

verb
re·​oc·​cur | \ˌrē-ə-ˈkər \
reoccurred; reoccurring

Definition of reoccur 

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

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Other Words from reoccur

reoccurrence \ˌrē-​ə-​ˈkər-​ən(t)s, ˌrē-​ə-​ˈkə-​rən(t)s \ noun plural reoccurrences
a reoccurrence of infection

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The toxic algae bloom can last as little as a few weeks or longer than a year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which notes that red tides can even subside and then reoccur. James Rogers, Fox News, "Red tide crisis: The science behind the toxic algae bloom on Florida's Gulf Coast," 15 Aug. 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 For starters, there’s too much money at stake — for corporate sponsors, media outlets, leagues and players — to allow such a failure to reoccur. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Missing World Cup can't be in vain for U.S. men's national team," 13 July 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018 The problem did not reoccur after a software update. Jason Kavanagh, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds takes closer look at Tesla, Cadillac and Nissan semi-autonomous driving systems," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of reoccur

1734, in the meaning defined above

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