V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. something that is turned to as an aid, an option, or a course of action, especially a legal one; 2. the act of turning to something for assistance

Synonyms: aid, appeal, help, option, support, choice, alternative, resource, resort

Antonyms: obligation, necessity

Tips: Notice that the word recourse contains the word "course." A recourse is an available course of action one can take for assistance, especially in legal matters. Think, legal option(s).

Usage Examples:

Because the man who had caused the accident didn't have car insurance, her only recourse was to file a law suit against him. (choice, resort)

The lawyer told her that because she had signed the contract, she had no legal recourse. (alternative, option, appeal)

He didn't want to sue, but he felt it was his only recourse. (option)

I knew I had several options for recourse if the deal didn't go through according to plan. (help, appeal)

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