- to engage in recidivism; relapse.
Origin of recidivate
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Word Origin and History for recidivate
"fall back; relapse," 1520s, from Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare "to relapse" (see recidivist). Related: Recidivated; recidivating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper