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recountverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈkaʊnt/ formal
  • recount verb [T] (DESCRIBE)

to ​describe how something ​happened, or to ​tell a ​story: He recounted his ​adventures since he had ​lefthome. [+ question word] He was ​fond of recounting how he had ​playedprofessionalfootball when he was 19.

recountverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈkaʊnt/
to ​count something again

recountnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriː.kaʊnt/
another ​count, ​especially of the ​number of ​votes in an ​election: to demand a recount
(Definition of recount from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recountverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈkɑʊnt/
  • recount verb [T] (DESCRIBE)

to ​describe the ​particularevents of an ​experience, or to ​tell a ​story: She recounted some of her ​experiencesworking as a ​nurse in a ​hospitalemergencyroom.

recountnoun [C]

 us   /ˈri·kɑʊnt/
  • recount noun [C] (COUNT)

a second or another ​count, esp. of the ​number of ​votes in an ​election: The ​finalvote was so ​close that they ​demanded a recount.
(Definition of recount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recount”
in Korean (어떤 일에 대해) 이야기 하다…
in Arabic يَسرِد, يَحكي…
in Malaysian mengisahkan…
in French raconter…
in Russian рассказывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 描述, 講述, 敍述…
in Italian raccontare…
in Turkish söylemek, anlatmak, hikaye etmek…
in Polish relacjonować, opisywać…
in Spanish relatar…
in Vietnamese thuật lại…
in Portuguese narrar, contar…
in Thai เล่า…
in German im einzelnen erzählen…
in Catalan contar, explicar…
in Japanese ~を物語る, ~の一部始終を話す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 描述, 讲述, 叙述…
in Indonesian menceritakan…
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