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recount (v.1)

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

recount (n.)

also re-count, "a new count, a second or repeated count" (especially in an election), 1855, American English, from re- + count (n.2).

recount (v.2)

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

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Definitions of recount from WordNet
1
recount (v.)
narrate or give a detailed account of;
Synonyms: tell / narrate / recite
recount (v.)
count again;
We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made
2
recount (n.)
an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election;
From wordnet.princeton.edu