Definition of reckon
- reckon the days till Christmas
- the existence of the U.S. is reckoned from the Declaration of Independence
- I reckon on your promise to help
I reckon that we'll have to leave early.
Do you reckon you'll be able to go to the grocery store after work?
We'll have to leave early, I reckon.
They reckoned that they would reach their destination by noon.
Losses were reckoned to be over a million dollars.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to think or suppose (something) : to believe that (something) is true or possible
: to calculate or guess (an amount, number, value, etc.) : to have or form a general idea about (something)
: to think of (someone or something) as being something specified
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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