from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
- intransitive v. To return to one's attention or memory.
- intransitive v. To return in thought or discourse.
- intransitive v. To have recourse: recur to the use of force.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
- v. To happen again.
- v. To recurse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
- intransitive v. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule.
- intransitive v. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go or come back; return: literally or figuratively.
- To return in thought or recollection.
- To return to the thought or mind.
- To resort; have recourse; turn for aid.
- To occur again or be repeated at stated intervals, or according to some rule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have recourse to
- v. happen or occur again
- v. return in thought or speech to something
As I listened even longer to this tale of human woe, I heard the name recur with frightening frequency Africa, Africa, Africa!
I again recur to the prominent subject of my letter, viz. that woman is denied the first privilege of nature, the power of SELF-DEFENCE.
However, when the migraines fail to recur, that is when we may be in for trouble.
Surgery can patch up tears, but they are liable to recur, which is why many doctors say they are desperate to find a better way to repair meniscus tissue.
The idea that ideas and the odd word recur in political speeches is nothing new.
But for him as a student of life all motherhood must be guarded as such -- even if it be guarded in such a fashion that it can never recur, which is our duty to the feeble-minded mother.
They make a weighty impression precisely because the same turns of expression recur so continually.
Of these there are two chief ones which constantly recur, that is, the danger of retreat, and the arrival of night.
Oblique strains can recur, which is why the Phillies are being cautious with Blanton.
Taken as a whole, the literary proclivities of various countries become evident, and a few titles recur again and again, revealing which books have made a global impact on readers.