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re·count 1

tr.v. re·count·ed, re·count·ing, re·counts
To narrate the facts or particulars of: The book recounts the siege of Lisbon. See Synonyms at describe.

[Middle English recounten, from Old French reconter : re-, re- + conter, relate; see count1.]

re·count′al n.

re·count 2

also re-count (rē-kount′)
tr.v. re·count·ed, re·count·ing, re·counts also re-count·ed, re-count·ing, re-counts
To count again.
n. recount (rē′kount′)
An additional count, especially a second count of votes cast in an election.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recounting - an act of narrationrecounting - an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
References in classic literature ?
Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.
If, I said, he makes a set speech and we make another recounting all the advantages of being just, and he answers and we rejoin, there must be a numbering and measuring of the goods which are claimed on either side, and in the end we shall want judges to decide; but if we proceed in our enquiry as we lately did, by making admissions to one another, we shall unite the offices of judge and advocate in our own persons.
Such was the conclusion of this adventure of the bird, and of the dialogue occasioned by it; which we could not help recounting to our reader, though it happened some years before that stage or period of time at which our history is now arrived.
ISLAMABAD -- Recounting of votes polled in NA-57 Murree and PP-6 Murree will be conducted today.
Meanwhile, recounting of votes in PP-118 (Gojra) continued on the third consecutive day on Monday.
The concerned candidates and their polling agents would be informed by written about recounting place and time under Election Act 95 (1) section.
BADIN -- Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate Dr Fehmida Mirza was unofficially declared winner after recounting of NA-230 Badin-II votes conducted on an application filed by her Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) rival Haji Rasool Bux Chandio.
Mr Rafique had asked the returning officer for recounting of ballots, saying he had lost the election with a narrow margin of 680 votes.
QUETTA, 13 May, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Balochistan Election Tribunal on Wednesday fixed the final date, for recounting of votes cast in general election-2008 against national assembly seat NA-271 Kharan-cum-Washak-cum-Panjgur, as May 16, 2009 at 11:00am.
PML-N's leader Abid Sher Ali had challenged the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Farrukh Habib from NA-108 pleading that the returning officer did not complete the process of recounting.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on a petition moved by PML-N's runner-up candidate Khwaja Saad Rafiq for recounting of votes in NA-131.
On recounting in 13 polling stations, he claimed, his opponent was leading with 193 votes, but when the postal ballots were counted, Khosa got 197 votes and his opponent 97 and his opponent's lead was reduced to 93 votes only.