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Definition of "reckon" []

  • To count or compute: reckon the cost. See Synonyms at calculate. (verb-transitive)
  • To consider as being; regard as. See Synonyms at consider. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To think or assume. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a calculation; figure. (verb-intransitive)
  • To rely with confident expectancy. See Synonyms at rely. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reckon" in a sentence
  • "All I reckon is a passage to Klondike in your boat would be mighty square of you."
  • "The Jewish Chronicle even "reckons" that your husband is Jewish though their use of the word reckon puts their own Jewishness into question."
  • "I cannot abide this woman who I reckon is nowhere near the politician her husband was and, indeed, is and who will be disastrous for the USA if they ever should make the mistake of allowing her to get her hands on the levers of power."