recount

As a verb, recount can mean either "tell the story of" or "add up again." As a noun, recount usually refers to the second (or third or fourth) tallying of votes in a close election.

The word count comes from the old French conter, which means "add up" or "tell a story." Here's a story to recount (narrate): In an election featuring Count Dracula and Count Johnson, Dracula wins by two votes, so Johnson demands a recount (an adding up of the votes again). The officials recount (count again) the votes, and this time find Count Johnson the winner. Dracula threatens to bite the officials and they quickly change their minds.

Primary Meanings of recount

1.
v
narrate or give a detailed account of
2.
vn
count again
an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
Full Definitions of recount
1

v narrate or give a detailed account of

Synonyms:
narrate, recite, tell
Types:
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relate
give an account of
crack
tell spontaneously
yarn
tell or spin a yarn
rhapsodise, rhapsodize
recite a rhapsody
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
2

v count again

“We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made”
Type of:
count, enumerate, number, numerate
determine the number or amount of

n an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election

Type of:
count, counting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally
the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

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