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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall backverb

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"


  1. recidivateverb

    To return to criminal behaviour; to relapse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recidivateverb

    to backslide; to fall again

    Etymology: [LL. recidivare. See Recidivous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recidivate

    rē-sid′i-vāt, v.i. to fall again: to backslide.—ns. Recidivā′tion; Recid′ivist (Fr. law), a relapsed criminal.—adj. Recid′ivous, liable to backslide. [Fr.,—L. recidīvus, falling back.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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