Word family noun count recount counter adjective countableuncountable countless verb count recount
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecountre‧count1 /rɪˈkaʊnt/ ●○○ verb [transitive] formalTELL to tell someone a story or describe a series of eventsrecount how/what Alan recounted how he and Joyce had met.see thesaurus at tell→ See Verb table
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recount"The plane dropped slowly, " passenger Ken Argos recounted.This mildly picaresque novel recounts a boy's flight from prep school to an eventful weekend in New York.A modern Roman Catholic authority recounts a story which brings them up to the fourth century - the time of Constantine.Brady recounts in a recent interview.Would seeing a re-run of the incident, as he had recounted it, help Terry Gill to a firmer conclusion?What is so bad in recounting our experiences, cultures, dreams and visions in our own anecdotal fashion?Resnick has written two books recounting Simpsons alleged mistreatment of his wife, who believed that he eventually would kill her.Mandylor, also a writer, wears black fingerless gloves and broods magnificently while recounting stories of orgiastic dances in St-Tropez.But Menem later reacted with displeasure to a Vanity Fair article by Madonna in which she recounted the hectic process of filming.recount how/whatOne delegate recounted what an Oxford ticket collector told her.Later these two disciples themselves also confirmed the authorship of Moses when recounting what had happened to them.Brenda goes on to recount what happened after she rebuffed the boy in question.Analysis Either as a class or in small groups, ask the students to recount what happened.He mentioned the goal but I don't remember recounting how it took happened.Prosecutor Greg Jacobs called on each woman to recount how she had suffered during and after an attack by Davis.Their relations were always cordial and, in his memoirs, Hedilla recounts how they often talked of politics.
Related topics: Voting
recountre‧count2 /ˈriːkaʊnt/ noun [countable] PPVa second count of votes that happens in an election because the result was very closerecount /riːˈkaʊnt/ verb [transitive]
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recountWilder narrowly defeated his Republican opponent in November 1989, his 6,700-vote victory being confirmed only after a recount.Opponents demanded a recount.In a press conference, Bush supporters used the strongest language so far to impugn the legitimacy of the continued Florida recounts.A hand recount across Florida, he said, might be acceptable.Democrats say the errors suggest a manual recount would show that Gore won Florida.Al Gore successfully sought recounts in the four counties most favourable to him.I am still trying to get them to do the recount.But what if the recount in Florida does go Gore's way?The swing to Gore in the recounts in Broward and hapless Palm Beach counties helped cement the party too.
Origin recount1 (1400-1500) Old North French reconter, from conter to tell, count recount2 (1800-1900) re- + count