recidivate

[ri-sid-uh-veyt, ree-]
verb (used without object), recidivated, recidivating.
to engage in recidivism; relapse.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin recidivātus past participle of recidivāre to relapse. See recidivism, -ate1

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Example sentences
On-going research has found that ex-offenders who are employed post-release are
  less likely to recidivate.
Inmates will possess moderate to a high risk to recidivate.
The more frequently a defendant has been arrested for a drug offense, the more
  likely he or she is to recidivate.
Hubbard posed to the community as a result of his likelihood to recidivate.
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