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English definition of “recount”

recount

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈkaʊnt/ formal us  

recount verb [T] (DESCRIBE)

to describe how something happened, or to tell a story: He recounted his adventures since he had left home. [+ question word] He was fond of recounting how he had played for Manchester United when he was 19.Describing and telling stories
(Definition of recount verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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