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Verb: calculate  'kal-kyu,leyt
  1. (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation
    "you can calculate the area of a square if you know the length of its sides";
    - cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure [N. Amer]
     
  2. Judge to be probable
    - estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast
     
  3. Keep an account of
    - account
     
  4. Predict in advance
    - forecast
     
  5. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    - aim, direct
     
  6. Have faith or confidence in
    - count, bet, depend, look, reckon

Derived forms: calculated, calculates, calculating

Type of: anticipate, bank, call, designate, destine, evaluate, forebode, foretell, intend, judge, pass judgment, predict, prognosticate, promise, reason, rely, specify, swear, trust

Encyclopedia: Calculate