reckon

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reckon is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
reckon

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
reckon

Third-person singular
reckons

Past tense
reckoned

Past participle
reckoned

Present participle
reckoning

  1. (transitive) If you reckon something, you think or believe it.
    What do you reckon we should do?
    I reckon that he didn't know anything about it.
    He's reckoned to be quite a good teacher.
  2. (transitive) If you reckon a number, cost, etc., you guess or calculate the value.
    I reckon the cost at about $23,000.
    Reckoning from the map, Lexington to the headwaters of the Pedlar and back is forty-two miles.
  3. (intransitive) If you reckon on something, you expect it.
    Oh dear, we didn't reckon on so many people.
  4. (intransitive) If you reckon with somebody or something powerful or difficult person, you deal with them.
    In today's race, the Ethiopians will be a force to be reckoned with.

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