Definition of recount verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

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verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊnt//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recount
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊnt//
 
he / she / it recounts
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊnts//
 
past simple recounted
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊntɪd//
 
past participle recounted
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊntɪd//
 
-ing form recounting
BrE BrE//rɪˈkaʊntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈkaʊntɪŋ//
 
 
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to tell somebody about something, especially something that you have experienced recount something (to somebody) She was asked to recount the details of the conversation to the court. recount what, how, etc… They recounted what had happened during those years. + speech ‘It was before the war,’ he recounted. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old Northern French reconter ‘tell again’, based on Old French counter, from the verb computare ‘calculate’, from com- ‘together’ + putare ‘to settle (an account)’.Extra examples The murders are recounted in gruesome detail. The story of his life is vividly recounted in this new book. She was asked to recount the details of the incident to the court.
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