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verb count pronunciation in American English /kaʊnt/
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present tense
present participlecounting
past tensecounted
past participlecounted
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  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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