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- (now rare) To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
- 1891, Murfree, Mary Noailles, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska, published 2005, page 43:
- She only replied with a laugh, and he evidently deemed futile the bid for sympathy on the score of religious or irreligious fellowship, for he recurred to it no more.
- (intransitive) To happen again.
- The theme of the prodigal son recurs later in the third act.
- (intransitive, computing) To recurse.
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *ḱers- (0 c, 31 e)
to happen again
to recurse — see recurse