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recount

[ ri-kount ]
/ rɪˈkaʊnt /
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verb (used with object)
to relate or narrate; tell in detail; give the facts or particulars of.
to narrate in order.
to tell one by one; enumerate.
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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.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recount

1. recant, recount 2. re-count, recount

Other definitions for recount (2 of 2)

re-count
[ verb ree-kount; noun ree-kount, ree-kount ]
/ verb riˈkaʊnt; noun ˈriˌkaʊnt, riˈkaʊnt /

verb (used with object)
to count again.
noun
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

re-count , recount
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British Dictionary definitions for recount (1 of 2)

recount
/ (rɪˈkaʊnt) /

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

Derived forms of recount

recountal, noun

Word Origin for recount

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

British Dictionary definitions for recount (2 of 2)

re-count

verb (riːˈkaʊnt)
to count (votes, etc) again
noun (ˈriːˌkaʊnt)
a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election
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