recount

verb (1)
re·​count | \ ri-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) \
recounted; recounting; recounts

Definition of recount

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to relate in detail : narrate

recount

verb (2)
re·​count | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) \
recounted; recounting; recounts

Definition of recount (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to count again

recount

noun
re·​count | \ ˈrē-ˌkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) , (ˌ)rē-ˈkau̇nt \

Definition of recount (Entry 3 of 3)

: a second or fresh count

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Verb (1)

recounter noun

Examples of recount in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of recount

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1764, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recount

Verb (1)

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

Verb (2)

re- + count

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The first known use of recount was in the 15th century

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“Recount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recount. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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recount

noun

English Language Learners Definition of recount

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

recount

verb
re·​count | \ ri-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) \
recounted; recounting

Kids Definition of recount

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to tell all about : narrate She recounted her adventures.

recount

verb
re·​count | \ ˌrē-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) \
recounted; recounting

Kids Definition of recount (Entry 2 of 3)

: to count again

recount

noun
re·​count | \ ˈrē-ˌkau̇nt How to pronounce recount (audio) , -ˈkau̇nt \

Kids Definition of recount (Entry 3 of 3)

: a counting again (as of election votes)

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