[ ree-kuh-mit ]

verb (used with object)

, re·com·mit·ted, re·com·mit·ting.
  1. to commit again.
  2. to refer again to a committee.


/ ˌriːkəˈmɪt /


  1. to send (a bill) back to a committee for further consideration
  2. to commit again

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Derived Forms

  • ˌrecomˈmitment, noun
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Other Words From

  • recom·mitment recom·mittal noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of recommit1

First recorded in 1615–25; re- + commit
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Example Sentences

Yet the Eagles allowed Foles to leave as a free agent following the 2018 season and recommitted to Wentz, giving him the huge contract and reinstalling him as the starter for the 2019 season.

Harden must show that he can recommit to team basketball after years of running the show in Houston, while Irving must reestablish himself as a reliable night-to-night contributor and an engaged defender in the playoffs.

Merrick Garland will lead the department in recommitting itself to the people and restore fidelity to the democratic values embedded in the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Both sisters’ careers were on the upswing in 2019, as Kristie recommitted herself to becoming a standout player and Sam was a regular starter in the World Cup and won another NWSL title.

GOP leaders are also eager to keep using the “motion to recommit” — a final amendment offered by the minority party just before the passage of a bill — to drive wedges in the Democratic caucus.

In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.

Kerry got the major players to recommit to the Geneva Communiqué that outlines a transition to a post-Assad Syria.

First, Washington will need to recommit itself, firmly, to the peace process.

Across Pakistan, a national movement has emerged to rebuild the schools and recommit to educate all children, including girls.

He can preserve the possibility of a democratic Zionist state until Israelis recommit to it themselves.

She stood like any statue done in cold Carrara while he spoke; and when she made no sign he gave the word to recommit me.

Mr. Stanford moved to recommit the bill to obtain a more particular report on the claim than had been made.

Mr. Rhea moved to recommit the report to the committee who reported it, with a view to obtaining a report on the merits of it.

The motion then was, to recommit the second, fourth, and sixth sections.

A motion was made by Mr. Little to recommit the bill, and negatived.





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