work out

Primary Meanings of work out

1.
v
find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
2.
v
do physical exercise
Full Definitions of work out
1

v find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

Synonyms:
figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work
Types:
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answer, resolve
understand the meaning of
riddle
explain a riddle
strike
arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
guess, infer
guess correctly; solve by guessing
answer
give the correct answer or solution to
break
find the solution or key to
tell
discern or comprehend
Type of:
understand
know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

v work out in detail

Synonyms:
elaborate
work up
come up with
Type of:
develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

v come up with

“His colleagues worked out his interesting idea”
Synonyms:
work up
elaborate
work out in detail
Type of:
develop, make grow
cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

v make a mathematical calculation or computation

Synonyms:
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon
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 be calculated

“The fees work out to less than $1,000”
Synonyms:
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon
make a mathematical calculation or computation
Type of:
add up, amount, come, number, total
add up in number or quantity

v happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well

“Things worked out in an interesting way”
“Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed”
Type of:
come out, turn out
result or end
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v do physical exercise

“She works out in the gym every day”
Synonyms:
exercise
exercise, work
give a workout to
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limber up, loosen up, warm up
make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
train
exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition
tumble
do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
strengthen, tone, tone up
give a healthy elasticity to
press, weight-lift, weightlift
lift weights
roll
execute a roll, in tumbling

v give a workout to

Synonyms:
exercise, work
exercise
do physical exercise
Types:
warm up
cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
limber
cause to become limber
Type of:
put to work, work
cause to work

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