work out

Definitions of work out
  1. verb
    find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    synonyms: figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work
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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
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    understand
    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
  2. verb
    work out in detail
    synonyms: elaborate
    work up
    come up with
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    develop, make grow
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  3. verb
    come up with
    “His colleagues worked out his interesting idea”
    synonyms: work up
    elaborate
    work out in detail
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    develop, make grow
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  4. verb
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
    synonyms: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon
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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
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    reason
    think logically
  5. verb
    be calculated
    “The fees work out to less than $1,000”
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    calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
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    add up, amount, come, number, total
    add up in number or quantity
  6. verb
    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”
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    come out, turn out
    result or end
  7. verb
    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
  8. verb
    give a workout to
    synonyms: exercise, work
    exercise
    do physical exercise
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    warm up
    cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
    limber
    cause to become limber
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    put to work, work
    cause to work
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