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reckon

verb

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1 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • tried to reckon the size of the crowd at the stadium

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2 chiefly dialect to have as an opinion
  • I reckon you must be new to these parts

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3 to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations
  • reckoned the runner's pace by dividing her finishing time by the race distance

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4 to place reliance or trust
  • don't reckon on being provided with low-cost housing if you take a summer job there

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5 to think of in a particular way
  • he was reckoned among the great heroes of his time

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The first known use of reckon was in the 13th century

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“Reckon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reckon. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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