reckon

Reckon means guess, or imagine, and is often used by rural types in Hollywood movies who say things like "I reckon I'll be moseyin' on."

Reckon means guess or think, as in "I reckon he's put his nose where it don't belong one too many times.” If reckon sounds odd, that’s because it's mostly gone out of style. When used to talk about prediction, it's a little more common, as in "Who do you reckon is going to win the Super Bowl?" Still, it sounds a little old-fashioned. Many people use the word just for fun. Saying "I reckon" sounds more humorous than "Yes."

Definitions of reckon
  1. verb
    expect, believe, or suppose
    synonyms: guess, imagine, opine, suppose, think
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    suspect
    hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
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    anticipate, expect
    regard something as probable or likely
  2. verb
    deem to be
    synonyms: consider, regard, see, view
    construe, interpret, see
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
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    expect
    consider reasonable or due
    receive
    regard favorably or with disapproval
    reconsider
    consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
    reconsider
    consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
    include
    consider as part of something
    consider
    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    call
    consider or regard as being
    like
    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    relativise, relativize
    consider or treat as relative
    identify
    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
    favor, favour
    consider as the favorite
    abstract
    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
    reify
    consider an abstract concept to be real
    idealise, idealize
    consider or render as ideal
    deem, hold, take for, view as
    keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
    esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
    regard highly; think much of
    disesteem, disrespect
    have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
    make
    consider as being
    capitalise, capitalize
    consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
    appreciate, prize, treasure, value
    hold dear
    do justice
    show due and full appreciation
    count
    include as if by counting
    colligate, subsume
    consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    hypostatise, hypostatize
    construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity
    glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize
    interpret romantically
    deify
    consider as a god or godlike
    think the world of
    esteem very highly
    undervalue
    esteem lightly
    carry
    include, as on a list
    fear, revere, reverence, venerate
    regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    admire, look up to
    feel admiration for
    recognise, recognize
    show approval or appreciation of
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    believe, conceive, consider, think
    judge or regard; look upon; judge
  3. verb
    judge to be probable
    synonyms: calculate, count on, estimate, figure, forecast
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    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
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    evaluate, judge, pass judgment
    form a critical opinion of
  4. verb
    have faith or confidence in
    synonyms: bet, calculate, count, depend, look
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    bank, rely, swear, trust
    have confidence or faith in
  5. verb
    take account of
    “You have to reckon with our opponents”
    synonyms: count
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    approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  6. verb
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
    synonyms: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, work out
    work out
    be calculated
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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
    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
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    reason
    think logically
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