Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recur

3 senses of recur

Sense 1
recur, repeat -- (happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 2
recur, go back -- (return in thought or speech to something)
       => hark back, return, come back, recall -- (go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his")

Sense 3
fall back, resort, recur -- (have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

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