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[v] expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
[v] make a mathematical calculation or computation
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[v] judge to be probable
[v] take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"
[v] have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Misc. Definitions

\Reck"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reckoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reckoning}.] [OE. rekenen, AS. gerecenian to explain; akin to D. rekenen to reckon, G. rechnen, OHG. rahnjan), and to E. reck, rake an implement; the original sense probably being, to bring together, count together. See {Reck}, v. t.]
1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate. The priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain. --Lev. xxvii. 1
8. I reckoned above two hundred and fifty on the outside of the church. --Addison.
2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute. He was reckoned among the transgressors. --Luke xxii. 3
7. For him I reckon not in high estate. --Milton.
3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value. Faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. --Rom. iv.
9. Without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime. --Hawthorne.
4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause; as, I reckon he won't try that again. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] Syn: To number; enumerate; compute; calculate; estimate; value; esteem; account; repute. See {Calculate}, {Guess}.
\Reck"on\, v. i.
1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. --Shak.
2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty. ``Parfay,'' sayst thou, ``sometime he reckon shall.'' --Chaucer. {To reckon for}, to answer for; to pay the account for. ``If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day.'' --Bp. Sanderson. {To reckon on} or {upon}, to count or depend on. {To reckon with}, to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. --Matt. xxv. 1
9. {To reckon without one's host}, to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously.

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