Definition of RECKON

to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <tried to reckon the size of the crowd at the stadium>
chiefly dialect  to have as an opinion <I reckon you must be new to these parts>
Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think
to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations <reckoned the runner's pace by dividing her finishing time by the race distance>
to place reliance or trust <don't reckon on being provided with low-cost housing if you take a summer job there>
Related Words commit, confide, entrust (also intrust), trust
to think of in a particular way <he was reckoned among the great heroes of his time>
Synonyms account, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, view

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