[ ri-kount ]
See synonyms for: recountre-countedre-countingre-counts on

verb (used with object)
  1. to relate or narrate; tell in detail; give the facts or particulars of.

  2. to narrate in order.

  1. to tell one by one; enumerate.

Origin of recount

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English recounten, from Middle French reconter, equivalent to re- + conter “to tell, count.” See re-, count1

synonym study For recount

1. See relate.

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Words that may be confused with recount

Other definitions for re-count (2 of 2)

[ verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to count again.

  1. a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.

Origin of re-count

First recorded in 1755–65; re- + count1

Words that may be confused with re-count Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use recount in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recount (1 of 2)


/ (rɪˈkaʊnt) /

  1. (tr) to tell the story or details of; narrate

Origin of recount

C15: from Old French reconter, from re- + conter to tell, relate; see count 1

Derived forms of recount

  • recountal, noun

British Dictionary definitions for re-count (2 of 2)


  1. to count (votes, etc) again

  1. a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election

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