count on/upon

Definition of count on/upon

  1. 1 :  to trust (someone) :  to rely or depend on (someone) to do something He isn't someone you can count on all the time. I am counting on you to help me through this difficult time.

  2. 2 :  to expect (someone) to do something I wouldn't count on him to win the match.

  3. 3 :  to expect (something) to happen My parents might lend me some money, but I can't count on it. The kids are counting on going to the movies. Don't disappoint them!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved :  number

    :  to name the numbers in order up to and including

    :  to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. :  the action or process of counting

    :  a total obtained by counting :  tally

    :  reckoning, account

  1. :  a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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