Definition of "recidivate"
  1. The act of engaging in criminal behavior again after having previously been involved in such activities
How to use "recidivate" in a sentence
  1. After being released from prison, he unfortunately chose to recidivate within a year.
  2. The organization's goal is to help former inmates not to recidivate.
  3. Despite intense rehabilitation efforts, there was a high rate of individuals who recidivate.

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