- 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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[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
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Examples from the Web for recount
And the more she is forced to recount, the more her grasp of reality slips, or heightens, depending on your point of view.A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review
December 28, 2014
Though a recount is likely, Grothman had a 215-vote lead in the initial tally.Wisconsin Nominates Wingnut to Congress
August 13, 2014
But the Oscar put the kibosh on doubters; certainly nobody demanded a recount, save perhaps the four losers in his category.Many Faces and One of a Kind: The Creation of Robin Williams
August 12, 2014
She plays Lolly, an affable inmate who listens to Piper recount her gruesome bashing of Pennsatucky, whom she believes she killed.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
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The examples of this latest explosion of hypersensitivity are too numerous to recount, but a few should suffice.Warning: This Column Will Offend You
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He then went on to recount her labors and sacrifices in behalf of her race.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
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That settled, she had nothing to do but to recount her horrors over again.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
Pierre, however, at once proceeded to recount the other apparitions.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
How you're always sure to call, And recount your reformation with the biggest speech of all?Farm Ballads
Occasionally she came to me to recount her triumphs and make me jealous.The First Violin
- (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 recount
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