- (transitive) to rely on, trust, or expect
- Don't count on being able to get back into the building after 5pm.
- Can we count on you to help out?
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 8, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- 1999, Survivor (novel), Chuck Palahniuk
- The first time you meet that someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.
- 2001, Builder's Guide to Accounting
- Or perhaps something unusual occurred in the current period that you can't count on to repeat itself.
- 2009, USA Today - Going green: Young talent cuts costs, builds continuity ↗
- "Hopefully you can count on them for a long period of time. Quite frankly, not often do you give those players up."
- French: compter sur
- German: (auf) jemanden/etwas zählen
- Italian: contare (su)
- Portuguese: contar com
- Russian: рассчи́тывать
- Spanish: contar (con)