4 [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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