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recountverb [T]

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

to describe the particular events of an experience, or to tell a story: She recounted some of her experiences working as a nurse in a hospital emergency room.

recountnoun [C]

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

a second or another count, esp. of the number of votes in an election: The final vote was so close that they demanded a recount.
(Definition of recount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"recount" in British English

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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 left home. [+ question word] He was fond of recounting how he had played professional football 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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