Synonyms and Antonyms of calculate
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 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 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 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 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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