count as

count (someone or something) as (something)

To see or interpret someone or something in a particular way. I count my daughter as my greatest blessing in life. You should count this as a major accomplishment—freshmen hardly ever get published in the literary magazine.
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count someone or something as something

to consider someone to be a particular type of person. I count Todd as one of the possible candidates. I count this entry as a definite prizewinner.
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count something as something

to treat or think of something as being a certain thing. I count this as a win. Did you count that one as a fair ball?
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About 20 bird scouts took part in the local count as part of the Audubon Society's 107th Christmas Bird Count.
patients experienced prolonged life and delayed disease progression) and this increased comfort levels about using CD4 T cell count as a surrogate marker for approval of future anti-HIV drugs.
We see our sponsorship of Making College Financial Planning Count as a valuable extension of that work," said Kathy Cannon, Student Banking Executive.
In short, SMART pits immediate and uninterrupted antiretroviral therapy with a reliance on viral load as the guiding surrogate against deferred and episodic therapy with a reliance on CD4 T cell count as the guide.