- Tell someone about something; give an account of an event or experience: [with object]: I recounted the tale to Steve [with clause]: he recounts how they often talked of politicsMore example sentences
- I just had to keep recounting and reliving the experience.
- I can only guess why he chose not to recount what he experienced and witnessed in those years.
- The extracts below from her report recount the problems she experienced in getting information for her inquiry.
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- An act or instance of giving an account of an event or experience.More example sentences
- Tom ended his recount of the events leading up to the murder there but promised that more on the saga would be revealed on February 4 at the Boys' School.
- Here is a recount of my experience with someone with that attitude.
- In the past, there has been poetry, short stories, recounts of an event, etc.
late Middle English: from Old Northern French reconter 'tell again', based on Old French counter (see count1).
Pronunciation: /riːˈkaʊnt /[with object]
- Count again: the children arrange and rearrange the objects in a set and recount them each timeMore example sentences
- He then proceeded to count and recount the hundreds of dollars he had with him, on a nearby desk, in full view of everybody.
- At one stage we tried counting how many stars there were, but it got too confusing as we counted and recounted a dot or two.
- Half an hour later, the judge recounted the scores and declared Budd the winner.
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- An act of counting something again, especially votes in an election: a three-vote Conservative win after seven recountsMore example sentences
- A manual recount of the votes cast in the November 7 election is currently going on at the county's Emergency Operations Center in Plantation, Florida.
- It further asserted that he would have won by 225 votes if recounts had been completed in the four Florida counties where Gore was seeking them.
- Counts and recounts of Friday's votes were continuing in three constituencies last night, with just a handful of the 166 seats still to be decided.