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.
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The founding members are counting upon the recouping of their investment as they expect their customers which include the leading companies in the country, through which they want to acquire not only a leading market position in Hungary, but also play an active role in the implementation of e-commerce in state procurement as well.
ITV is already counting upon the show to surge ahead of the its nearest rival, the BBC, in the Christmas ratings war.