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Synonyms and Antonyms of calculate

  1. 1 to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations <the family has been calculating what a week at the beach resort would end up costing> Synonyms cipher, compute, figure, reckon, work out Related Words add up, average, sum, tally, total, totalize; add, divide, multiply, subtract; allow (for), deduct, factor (in or into or out), figure in; figure out, solve (for); count, itemize, number; calibrate, gauge (also gage), measure, scale; assess, appraise, estimate, evaluate, rate, value; recalculate, recompute, refigure

  2. 2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I calculate that this job will take another two days to finish> Synonyms estimate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  3. 3 to work out the details of (something) in advance <calculated the best route to take to the coast> Synonyms arrange, blueprint, budget, plan, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Related Words conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

  4. 4 to have in mind as a purpose or goal <I calculate to run a marathon from start to finish—even if it kills me> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, intend, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

  5. 5 to place reliance or trust <we know we can calculate on you following through, whatever the assignment> Synonyms depend, count, lean, reckon, relyRelated Words commit, confide, entrust (also intrust), trustNear Antonyms distrust, mistrust, question, suspect

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