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."

Primary Meanings of reckon

1.
v
expect, believe, or suppose
2.
v
make a mathematical calculation or computation
Full Definitions of reckon
1

v expect, believe, or suppose

Synonyms:
guess, imagine, opine, suppose, think
Types:
suspect
hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
Type of:
anticipate, expect
regard something as probable or likely

v deem to be

Synonyms:
consider, regard, see, view
construe, interpret, see
make sense of; assign a meaning to
Types:
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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
Type of:
believe, conceive, consider, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge

v judge to be probable

Synonyms:
calculate, count on, estimate, figure, forecast
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, calculate, count, depend, look
Type of:
bank, rely, swear, trust
have confidence or faith in

v take account of

“You have to reckon with our opponents”
Synonyms:
count
Type of:
approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
2

v make a mathematical calculation or computation

Synonyms:
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, 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
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

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