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.
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.
The book recounts the siege of Lisbon.
Origin of recount
- Middle English recounten from Old French reconter re- re- conter relate count1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition