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English definition of “count”

count

verb [I or T] (CONSIDER)    /kaʊnt/
C2 to consider or be considered as: I count myself fortunate to have had such a good education. I've had three jobs in the last five years, but one of them was unpaid, so it doesn't count (= cannot be considered as a real job). I've always counted Lucy among my closest friends. I didn't think his grudging remarks really counted as an apology.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of count verb (CONSIDER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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