count on

count on(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to rely on)
a. contar con
Juan has proven that we can count on him to have everything in order in his department.Juan ha demostrado que podemos contar con él para tener todo en orden en su departamento.
b. confiar en
I know I can count on my mom for absolutely anything.Sé que puedo confiar absolutamente en mi mamá para lo que sea.
2. (to expect)
a. contar con
He seemed just as surprised as the rest. I don't think he counted on winning.Parecía tan sorprendido como los demás; no creo que contara con ganar.
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count on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. contar con
to c on somebody to do somethingcontar con que alguien haga algo
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count on
intransitive verb
1 (rely on) contar con
we're counting on him contamos con él; I wouldn't count on it! ¡no contaría con ello!; he's counting on winning cuenta con ganar; he can be counted on to ruin everything puedes contar con que él estropeará todo
I'll be back - you can count on it! we can't count on anybody else but ourselves to count on [doing] sth
I can always count on you to cheer me up siempre puedo contar contigo para que me levantes el ánimo
2 (expect) contar con
I hadn't counted on this no había contado con esto
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