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recount

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verb re·count \ri-ˈkau̇nt\

Definition of recount

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to relate in detail :  narrate

re·count·er noun


Origin of recount

Middle English, from Anglo-French recunter, from re- + cunter to count, relate — more at count


First Known Use: 15th century


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recount

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verb re·count \(ˌ)rē-ˈkau̇nt\

Definition of recount

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to count again



Origin of recount

re- + count


First Known Use: 1764

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recount

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noun re·count \ˈrē-ˌkau̇nt, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\

Simple Definition of recount

  • : a second count of the votes in a very close election

Full Definition of recount

  1. :  a second or fresh count

Examples of recount

  1. The election was very close and the loser demanded a recount.



1884

First Known Use of recount

1884

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