[verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount]
- to count again.
- a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.
Origin of re-count
- to relate or narrate; tell in detail; give the facts or particulars of.
- to narrate in order.
- to tell one by one; enumerate.
Origin of recount
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1. describe. See relate.
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Examples from the Web for recounted
“Bill Cosby called me at home in Las Vegas and reached my grandmother,” recounted Chelan.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’
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“Bizarre imaginings by Mr. du Pont have also been recounted by athletes who trained with Team Foxcatcher,” wrote The Times.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
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All of which, among other humiliating acts, are recounted in My Crazy Love.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love
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He recounted his own prayers to Mother Cabrini in 1998, which he believes aided him in becoming a U.S. citizen.Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Green Card
November 11, 2014
In his autobiography 'Still Me,' Reeves recounted how Williams helped save his life.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told
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She ordered the pedlar to be called, who recounted his story as he had done before.Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
As mentally she recounted her benefits, the strength there was in her arose, protesting.A Spirit in Prison
It has been related in various ways; but I have recounted it only as I have just told it to you.The Phantom World
Many of these are recounted in a later portion of this memoir.Tales of Fishes
It is in such circles as these that incidents of this kind are recounted.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
- (tr) to tell the story or details of; narrate
C15: from Old French reconter, from re- + conter to tell, relate; see count 1
- to count (votes, etc) again
- a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election
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Word Origin and History for recounted
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