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English definition of “count”

count

verb     /kaʊnt/
CALCULATE [T] B1 to see how many people or things there are: She began to count the students to make sure everyone was there. I counted the money on the table .Numbering and counting
SAY NUMBERS [I] B1 to say numbers in their correct order : Can you count to twenty in French ?Numbering and counting
CONSIDER [T] to think of someone or something in a particular way: She counted Tim as her closest friend . You should count yourself lucky you weren't hurt .Including and containingComprising and consisting of
IMPORTANT [I] B2 to be important : I believe that health and happiness count more than money . Doesn't my opinion count for anything?ImportanceUseful or advantageous
INCLUDE [T] to include something or someone in a calculation : There are 1500 people at my school , counting teachers .Including and containingComprising and consisting of
BE ACCEPTED [I] to be accepted or allowed as part of something: I've been to sixteen different countries , but I only spent half an hour in Luxembourg, so that doesn't really count.Thinking and contemplatingBeing suitable or unsuitable
(Definition of count verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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