Recount meaning

rĭ-kount
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.

verb
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To count or reckon again.
verb
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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.

noun
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To narrate the facts or particulars of.

The book recounts the siege of Lisbon.

verb
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To tell in detail; give an account of; narrate.
verb
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To tell in order or one by one.
verb
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To count again.
verb
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A second or additional count, as of votes.
noun
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A counting again, as of votes.
noun
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Retelling, narration, rendering.
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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.
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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