count on/upon

Definition of count on/upon

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

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

  2. : to name the numbers in order up to and including

  3. : to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. : the action or process of counting

  2. : a total obtained by counting : tally

  3. : reckoning, account

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

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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