count (up)on (someone or something)

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count (up)on (someone or something)

1. To rely on someone or something. I can always count on my sister to cheer me up after a tough day.
2. To expect or anticipate something. I hope you weren't counting on a Christmas bonus because I don't think we're getting them this year.
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count (up)on someone or something

to rely on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Can I count upon you to do the job? You can count on me.
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count on someone or something

to rely on someone or something; to depend on someone or something. We can count on Bill to get the job done. Can I count on this car to start every morning of the year?
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count on

Also, count upon. Rely on, depend on, as in You can always count on Kent to be punctual, or Carol was counting upon getting a raise in spring. [First half of 1600s]
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count on

v.
1. To rely or depend on someone or something: I was counting on getting a raise when I made the decision to purchase a house.
2. To be confident of something; anticipate something: We are counting on a great vacation this summer.
See also: count, on