Definition of recommence in English:



  • Begin or cause to begin again.

    [no object] ‘the war recommenced’
    [with object] ‘it was agreed to recommence talks’
    • ‘Despite last week's announcement by the independent trustee, he remained hopeful that negotiations would recommence.’
    • ‘Lost confidence will return, dating can recommence, love lives will flourish and job prospects will improve.’
    • ‘The danger is that afterwards you will feel even more tired than you did before - and perhaps tempted to recommence the cycle by reaching for yet another cup of coffee.’
    • ‘There may be an issue about how successful that would be, but it did not preclude proceedings being recommenced.’
    • ‘The National Park Authority has said it is aware extraction has recommenced and said that it ‘did not accept’ that there was consent for the extraction of limestone.’
    • ‘Yet once war recommenced in 1542, they were soon in difficulties, lacking tenants to defend the Borders.’
    • ‘Services recommenced at the church last November.’
    • ‘It will be interesting to see how they fare when the real battle recommences next term.’
    • ‘When supplies recommenced it took several days for the country to become fully mobile again.’
    • ‘The ink on the agreements had hardly dried before they recommenced their war of words.’
    • ‘When the announcement came around 2pm on Friday that play would recommence within an hour and a half there was a fair degree of cynicism in the air in the headquarters of the media.’
    • ‘Within half an hour, the Dow Jones industrial average was recording a loss of more than 300 points, but in a roller coaster session it briefly rose, before recommencing its slide.’
    • ‘Sunday School recommences after the Christmas break on Sunday.’
    • ‘The law states that if birds nests are found after work has started, work must stop immediately and not recommence until the chicks have fledged.’
    • ‘Union leaders scotched the strike after the company's management agreed to recommence negotiations on wages and related issues.’
    • ‘In 1998 it recommenced extraction of sandstone from a quarry at Stancliffe in Derbyshire.’
    • ‘Debate recommenced in the Commons, with tempers starting to fray, and fewer and fewer MPs following the detailed arguments.’
    • ‘He gave Telecom an ultimatum; either they immediately repaint the blue boxes red, or war would recommence.’
    • ‘All other events on the programme continue except the walking which will recommence when the weather improves.’
    • ‘At 8am, lessons recommenced and continued until midday.’
    resume, return to, pick up again, take up again, come back to, reopen, begin again, start again, restart, recommence
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