[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 recounting
Marcel the elephant takes readers on a journey through his life, recounting his memories full of travel and adventure.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life
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Recounting the men (boys) she has fallen in love with, Dunham ends with Antonoff.Time to Grow Up, Lena Dunham
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Pardo said in 2006, recounting the moment he heard the news all those years ago.'SNL' Voice Don Pardo Announced JFK's Death
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Strong, young, crisply uniformed, he or she would shake, sigh, stare blankly, or cry, recounting variations of this statement.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War
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Before he finishes, he will have broken down in tears, recounting and reliving the nightmare that has been his life.LGBT Asylum Seekers Need America More Than Ever
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At the time Crane had played an honest part in recounting it to the girl.Thoroughbreds
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He paraded the streets, recounting his story to all who would listen to him.The Fortune of the Rougons
The rest of the evening was spent in recounting their adventures.The Hound From The North
Philip had told her nothing of it in recounting his adventures.The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
He made them eighty-one at first; and then, recounting, made them seventy-nine.Young Mr. Barter's Repentance
David Christie Murray
- (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 recounting
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