"counts" in the noun sense
the total number counted
"a blood count"
2. count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally
the act of counting reciting numbers in ascending order
"the counting continued for several hours"
a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
"counts" in the verb sense
1. count, number, enumerate, numerate
determine the number or amount of
"Can you count the books on your shelf?"
"Count your change"
2. count, matter, weigh
have weight have import, carry weight
"It does not matter much"
3. consider, count, weigh
show consideration for take into account
"You must consider her age"
"The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
name or recite the numbers in ascending order
"The toddler could count to 100"
5. count, number
put into a group
"The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
include as if by counting
"I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
have a certain value or carry a certain weight
"each answer counts as three points"
8. count, bet, depend, swear, rely, bank, look, calculate, reckon
have faith or confidence in
"you can count on me to help you any time"
"Look to your friends for support"
"You can bet on that!"
"Depend on your family in times of crisis"
9. reckon, count
take account of
"You have to reckon with our opponents"
"Count on the monsoon"
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