"recounting" in the noun sense
1. relation, telling, recounting
an act of narration
"he was the hero according to his own relation"
"his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"
"recounting" in the verb sense
1. tell, narrate, recount, recite
narrate or give a detailed account of
"Tell what happened"
"The father told a story to his child"
"We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"
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