## Definition of calculate

**:**to determine by mathematical processes

- calculate the rate of acceleration

**:**to reckon by exercise of practical judgment

**:**estimate

- calculate the likelihood of success

**:**to solve or probe the meaning of

**:**figure out

- trying to calculate his expression
- —Hugh MacLennan

**:**to design or adapt for a purpose

- he carefully
*calculated*the timing of his arrival for maximum impact

**:**to judge to be true or probable

**:**intend

- I calculate to do it or perish in the attempt
- —Mark Twain