reoccur

verb
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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Other Words from reoccur

reoccurrence \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈkər-​ən(t)s How to pronounce reoccurrence (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 The sportsman, who doctors told it was unlikely his AVM would reoccur, also went on to become a father of two little girls. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Former Raiders Linebacker Neiron Ball Dead at 27 After Battling a Rare Brain Condition," 10 Sep. 2019 Before the heat wave began, power company officials warned outages may reoccur as people ramp up their air conditioning. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "With 46K blacked out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rips Con Edison: 'They should have been better prepared'," 21 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of reoccur

1734, in the meaning defined above

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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of reoccur was in 1734

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