calculate

Calculate derives from the Latin word for count––it means either to figure out an equation, i.e., to count it up, or to count on something happening.

You might calculate on having your friends taking your side in a fight with a bully, or you might calculate on reaching home before nightfall, when you're on a road trip. You might calculate the answer to a simple equation in your head but need a calculator to figure out something more complex.

Primary Meanings of calculate

1.
v
make a mathematical calculation or computation
2.
v
judge to be probable
3.
v
predict in advance
4.
v
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Full Definitions of calculate
1

v make a mathematical calculation or computation

Synonyms:
cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
work out
be calculated
Types:
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quantise, quantize
apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
extract
calculate the root of a number
process
perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
prorate
divide or assess proportionally
miscalculate, misestimate
calculate incorrectly
recalculate
calculate anew
average, average out
compute the average of
factor, factor in, factor out
resolve into factors
add, add together
make an addition by combining numbers
deduct, subtract, take off
make a subtraction
multiply
combine by multiplication
divide, fraction
perform a division
extrapolate, interpolate
estimate the value of
differentiate
calculate a derivative; take the derivative
integrate
calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
survey
plot a map of (land)
approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
budget
make a budget
capitalise, capitalize
compute the present value of a business or an income
resolve, solve
find the solution
square
raise to the second power
cube
raise to the third power
foot, foot up
add a column of numbers
carry back
deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period
raise
multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
halve
divide by two; divide into halves
quarter
divide by four; divide into quarters
triangulate
survey by triangulation
quantise, quantize
approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
misgauge
gauge something incorrectly or improperly
place, put, set
estimate
give
estimate the duration or outcome of something
lowball, underestimate
make a deliberately low estimate
assess
estimate the value of (property) for taxation
make
calculate as being
count, reckon
take account of
overcapitalise, overcapitalize
estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
factorise, factorize
resolve (a polynomial) into factors
truncate
approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
guesstimate
estimate based on a calculation
Type of:
reason
think logically

v keep an account of

Synonyms:
account
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credit
accounting: enter as credit
balance
compute credits and debits of an account
overbalance
cause to be off balance
debit
enter as debit
compound
calculate principal and interest
bill, charge
demand payment
finance
sell or provide on credit
impose, levy
impose and collect
tithe
exact a tithe from
assess
charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
undercharge
charge (someone) too little money
surcharge
charge an extra fee, as for a special service
invoice
send an bill to
charge
enter a certain amount as a charge
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v judge to be probable

Synonyms:
count on, estimate, figure, forecast, reckon
Types:
allow, take into account
allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
budget for
calculate enough money for; provide for in the budget
Type of:
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of

v have faith or confidence in

Synonyms:
bet, count, depend, look, reckon
Type of:
bank, rely, swear, trust
have confidence or faith in
3

v predict in advance

Synonyms:
forecast
Type of:
anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise
make a prediction about; tell in advance
4

v specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Synonyms:
aim, direct
Type of:
designate, destine, intend, specify
design or destine

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