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number with

1. To rank or be included alongside other like people or things within some limited group, list, or category. Her discovery numbers with the most important contributions in all of modern medical science. During the prime of his career, Jones numbered with the best boxers in the world.
2. To include or rank someone or something alongside other like people or things within some limited group, list, or category. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "number" and "with." I can honestly say that I would number this book with my favorites of all time. He numbers General McCarthy with the finest military leaders the country has ever seen.
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number someone with something

to include someone in a list of people. I number Clara Wilson with the all-time greats. Todd numbered himself with the top athletes at the school.
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Only Mersenne numbers with exponents up to 103,000 had been exhaustively searched in the past, says Colquitt.