AskDefine | Define recount

Dictionary Definition

recount n : an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election


1 narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child" [syn: tell, narrate, recite]
2 count again; "We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A counting again, as of votes.



  1. To count or reckon again.
  2. To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.


to count again
to tell over


Extensive Definition

An election recount takes place in the event that the initial vote tally during an election is extremely close, and that therefore a recount of the ballots is necessary to ensure an accurate result.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

account, accounts, add up, allegorize, battologize, body count, capitulation, cast up, census, cipher up, communicate, count, count up, describe, detail, election returns, enumerate, fable, fabulize, fictionalize, figure up, fill, foot up, give an encore, go over, go through, head count, impart, inventory, itemize, iterate, landslide, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, narrate, nose count, novelize, official count, pad, particularize, poll, practice, reaffirm, reassert, recap, recapitulate, recapitulation, recite, reckon up, reckoning, recounting, rehash, rehearsal, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, relate, repertory, report, reprint, restate, resume, retail, retell, returns, review, reword, romance, run over, say over, say over again, score up, specify, state, statement, storify, sum, sum up, summarize, summary, summate, summation, summing, summing up, tally up, tautologize, tell, tell a story, tidal wave, tot up, total, total up, tote up, unfold, unfold a tale
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1