reoccur

verb

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
reoccurrence
ˌrē-ə-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce reoccur (audio)
ˌrē-ə-ˈkə-rən(t)s
noun
plural reoccurrences
a reoccurrence of infection

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One thing that seems to reoccur in these clustering algorithms is that South Asians with elevated East Asian ancestry are often thrown together into one pot, despite very diverse origins. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 1 Feb. 2012 In a study recently published in Science Advances, Machlis and his coauthors developed a framework for responding to disasters that reoccur in the same place within a short time. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2022 This fight will likely reoccur as more and more devices compete for congested airwaves, said Syracuse University assistant professor of electrical engineering Mustafa Cenk Gursoy. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2022 For many people, parosmia tends to occur or reoccur at the three-month mark, about the time olfactory neurons would naturally be regenerating, experts told CNN. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 Oct. 2022 Most of these problems are likely one-off issues and unlikely to reoccur, but the time taken to follow that process though is there forever, and all organizations do is add more and more. Jason Gould, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Research at the time predicted these blobs would reoccur naturally every one to five years. Tribune News Service, Arkansas Online, 20 Feb. 2022 Research at the time predicted these blobs would reoccur naturally every one to five years. Tribune News Service, Arkansas Online, 20 Feb. 2022 Research at the time predicted these blobs would reoccur naturally every one to five years. Tribune News Service, Arkansas Online, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reoccur. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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