[ verb ] narrate or give a detailed account of


tell recite spin narrate


"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore]...)

Recounting personal observations of clearance work , the Councilman cited instances of inefficient use of equipment or supplies by poorly trained workers and urged that plow blades be set so they do not leave behind a thin layer of snow which eventually freezes .

(The Providence Journal...)

How Maxwell recounts his first coming to Camusfearna , his furnishing the empty house with beach-drift , the subtle changes in season over ten years , is a moving experience .

(Confidential, 9:1...)

The Greek evidently fell_for her , `` Monsieur X '' recounted , and to clinch what he thought was an affair in the making he gave her 100000 francs ( about $ 300 ) and led her to the roulette tables .

(Frank Murphy, "New Southern Fiction: Urban or Ag...)

It is interesting , however , that despite this strong upsurge in Southern writing , almost none of the writers has forsaken the firmly entrenched concept of the white-suited big-daddy colonel sipping a mint_julep as he silently recounts the revenue from the season 's cotton and tobacco crops ; of the stereotyped Negro servants chanting hymns as they plow the fields ; of these and a host of other antiquated legends that deny the South its progressive leaps of the past century .

[ verb ] count again


"We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"

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

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