Definition of recommit in English:



  • 1 Commit again:

    ‘it should deter corporations from recommitting the same offence’
    ‘we must recommit ourselves to this important mission’
    • ‘And so that these young people will not have died in vain, as President Lincoln said, we have to recommit our country to a sense of community.’
    • ‘Mission Sunday is a day set aside each year for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.’
    • ‘Youth Month should therefore be used as an occasion to recommit ourselves to the initial vision of the United Nations, that is, to put young people once again at the center of development.’
    • ‘We can do better, and we should take this Veterans Day to recommit ourselves to serving those who have done so much to serve us.’
    • ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the slow and painstaking work of statecraft, which sees peace, not war as being inevitable.’
    • ‘‘As we meet today at this monument, we once again recommit ourselves to the friendship, solidarity and unity that have brought us this far,’ he said.’
    • ‘On April 17 the President recommitted America to helping rebuild Afghanistan.’
    • ‘Justice James also said the 34-year-old was not likely to recommit the offence with which he is charged, namely, the making of documents likely to facilitate a terrorist act.’
    • ‘So today let us recommit ourselves to continuing history's great and necessary task.’
    • ‘However, he stopped short of recommitting the Government to its original promise of meeting the goal by 2007 - a commitment first made at the UN general assembly in 2000.’
    • ‘Perhaps if we see ourselves in this human story, we can recommit ourselves to ending the fragmentation, the divisiveness, and the horror we see around us.’
    • ‘In celebrating our heritage, we strengthen the linkages to a glorious history and recommit ourselves to upholding the standards and values given to us by past generations.’
    • ‘We are recommitting ourselves to the goal of publishing the best regional newspaper of our size in the nation.’
    • ‘I know that you have already rededicated and recommitted yourself to West Indies cricket and its success.’
    • ‘He asked them to recommit themselves to their teammates.’
    • ‘We must recommit ourselves to building a world where democracy and rights prevail.’
    • ‘We have heard that several donors are ready to commit or recommit funds to the sector if there is a commensurate government commitment.’
    • ‘To move forward in a way that is viable and credible, everyone in the profession must recommit themselves to our principles of professional conduct and communicate these values to the public.’
    • ‘It is time, therefore, for Catholics and Evangelicals, corporately and individually, to recommit ourselves to the life of discipleship that ought to be the distinctive mark of Christians.’
    • ‘This summit must reaffirm the Millennium Development Goals and recommit the world to achieving these targets by 2015.’
    1. 1.1 Return (a motion, proposal, or parliamentary bill) to a committee for further consideration:
      ‘an amendment moving that the services be recommitted to the revision committee’
      • ‘At this point, on the suggestion of the President, the resolution was recommitted for redrafting.’
      • ‘That might be an easier way than recommitting the bill.’
      • ‘I am far from convinced that the Supplementary Order Paper does that, but we should wait until it is recommitted to the select committee so that we can further examine it.’
      • ‘The House could go into Committee, and the bill could be recommitted by motion back to a select committee.’