re·​oc·​cur | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈkər How to pronounce reoccur (audio) \
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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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

Examples of reoccur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Woodpeckers feature in her work and reoccur in Chickasaw art. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 The money will only make a dent and stabilize the property, but without substantial rehabilitation, problems will reoccur, Preston told The Chronicle. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 July 2021 Why does this type of content – in one format or another – continue to reoccur?, 21 June 2021 Phrases and motifs reoccur, brief sketches connect related ideas, longer tracks are sometimes built from two shorter ones. Mark Richardson, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 Flashbacks of finding her mom would reoccur and morph into scenes from her rape. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 11 May 2021 Market participants are asking for two things: relief from massive power bills and longer-term fixes to ensure blackouts and sustained price spikes don’t reoccur. Russell Gold, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2021 My suggestion – call an all-hands meeting and outline protocols to ensure that what happened this morning doesn’t reoccur. Anchorage Daily News, 27 Oct. 2020 Kay, worried such an incident may reoccur, goes to visit elderly care facilities in Melbourne, a decision that Sam finds outrageous. Anne Cohen,, 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of reoccur

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Reoccur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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