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verb American English pronunciation: count /kaʊnt/ 
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I/you/we/theycount
he/she/itcounts
present participlecounting
past tensecounted
past participlecounted
 
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to calculate how many people or things there are in a group

    All the votes have been counted.

    She put the money in her bag without counting it.

    At least 60 people were injured, but we're still counting.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to say numbers one after another in order
    count (up) to:

    I can count up to ten in German.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to include something or someone in a calculation, or to be included in a calculation

    Points scored after the bell do not count.

    count toward:

    The test scores for project work count toward your final grade.

    count as:

    Do public holidays count as part of vacation time?

    count something as something/be counted as something:

    For tax purposes, sick pay is counted as income.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to be important, or to have influence

    You're late, but you're here; and that's what counts.

    What really counts is whether you have good computing skills.

    count for something/anything/nothing:

    They made me feel my views didn't count for anything.

  5. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] to think of someone or something as a particular thing, or to be thought of as a particular thing
    count as:

    That counts as a lie as far as I'm concerned.

    count something as something/be counted as something:

    Does geography count as a science subject?

    count someone as something:

    Beth had a good voice, but had never counted herself as a real musician.

    count someone among something:

    He counts John Lennon among his musical influences.

    count yourself lucky/fortunate:

    We can count ourselves lucky that none of us got hurt.

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