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recommence (v.)

"begin anew," late 15c., from Old French recommencier "begin again, start afresh" (11c.), from re- "back, again" (see re-) + commencer (see commence). Related: Recommenced; recommencing; recommencement.

updated on May 21, 2021

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Definitions of recommence from WordNet

recommence (v.)
cause to start anew;
The enemy recommenced hostilities after a few days of quiet
recommence (v.)
begin again;
we recommenced his reading after a short nap
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