There are 2 definitions of recount in English:

recount1

Syllabification: re·count
Pronunciation: /riˈkount
 
 
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verb

[reporting verb]
  • 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 politics
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    tell, relate, narrate, give an account of, describe, report, outline, delineate, relay, convey, communicate, impart

noun

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  • An act or instance of giving an account of an event or experience: one woman’s recount of a prolonged battle with “huge centipedes.”
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    • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old Northern French reconter 'tell again', based on Old French counter (see count1).

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noun
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There are 2 definitions of recount in English:

recount2

Syllabification: re·count
Pronunciation: /riˈkount
 
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verb

Pronunciation: /rēˈkount, ˈrē-
 
 
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[with object]
  • Count again.
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    • 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.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌkount
 
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  • An act of counting something again, especially votes in an election.
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    • 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.

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