- The definition of a recount is a retelling of events.
When you repeat a conversation you had earlier and tell a friend every detail, this is an example of a time when your friend gets a recount of the conversation.
- To recount is to tally or count something again, or to tell someone about events that occurred.
- When you count votes twice for an election, the second tallying is an example of a time when you recount votes.
- When you tell your husband all about the conversation you had with your boss, this is an example of a time when you recount the conversation.
- to tell in detail; give an account of; narrate
- to tell in order or one by one
Origin of recountMiddle English recounten ; from Anglo-French reconter: see re- and amp; count
transitive verbre·count·ed, re·count·ing, re·counts
Origin of recountMiddle English recounten, from Old French reconter : re-, re- + conter, relate; see count1.
- A counting again, as of votes.
- Retelling, narration, rendering
(third-person singular simple present recounts, present participle recounting, simple past and past participle recounted)
- To count or reckon again.
- To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.