Recount Definition

rĭ-kount
recounted, recounting, recounts
verb
recounted, recounting, recounts
To tell in detail; give an account of; narrate.
Webster's New World
To narrate the facts or particulars of.
The book recounts the siege of Lisbon.
American Heritage
To tell in order or one by one.
Webster's New World
To count again.
Webster's New World
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.
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noun
recounts
A second or additional count, as of votes.
Webster's New World
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.
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Other Word Forms of Recount

Noun

Singular:
recount
Plural:
recounts

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

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