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re-count

[v. ree-kount; n. ree-kount, ree-kount] /v. riˈkaʊnt; n. ˈriˌkaʊnt, riˈkaʊnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to count again.
noun
2.
a second or additional count, as of votes in an election.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; re- + count1
Can be confused
re-count, recount.

recount

[ri-kount] /rɪˈkaʊnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to relate or narrate; tell in detail; give the facts or particulars of.
2.
to narrate in order.
3.
to tell one by one; enumerate.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English recounten < Middle French reconter, equivalent to re- re- + conter to tell, count1
Can be confused
recant, recount.
re-count, recount.
Synonyms
1. describe. See relate.
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  • He recounts one of his cases in which a crane collapsed near a building, injuring the operator.
  • She recounts in detail her nervousness around him, her supposedly dangerous fascination with his charm.
  • Still, there's no denying the sparkle in his eyes as he recounts the reaction to his comments.
  • recounts are far more likely in the current system of state-by-state winner-take-all methods.
  • History recounts that bitterly contested nominations usually produce losing nominees.
  • He recounts this on the park bench, where his area is staked out by bags of belongings.
  • Some recounts are required by law, and some are requested.
  • recounts are a public proceeding and members of the media may attend to observe.
  • recounts are a public proceeding and members of the media may observe.
  • In this book he recounts his life involved with the outdoors.
British Dictionary definitions for recounts

recount

/rɪˈkaʊnt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to tell the story or details of; narrate
Derived Forms
recountal, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French reconter, from re- + conter to tell, relate; see count1

re-count

verb (riːˈkaʊnt)
1.
to count (votes, etc) again
noun (ˈriːˌkaʊnt)
2.
a second or further count, esp of votes in a closely contested election
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Word Origin and History for recounts

recount

v.

"to tell," mid-15c., also recompt, from Old North French and Anglo-French reconter (12c., Modern French raconter), from Old French re- (see re-) + conter "to relate, reckon" (see count (v)). Related: Recounted; recounting.

also re-count, "to enumerate again," 1764, from re- + count (v). Related: Recounted; recounting.

n.

also re-count, "a new count" (especially in an election), 1855, American English, from re- + count (n).

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