Notebook, 1993-



Ascertain, Compute, Determine . . . . Reason . . . Sense . . . . Estimate . . . . Think . . . . Guess . . . . Intend, Plan . . . . Count, Reckon, Weigh, Cast . . . . Fit, Make Suitable, Adapt, Rely upon

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Calculate -v.t. 1. to ascertain by mathematical methods; compute. 2. to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate. 3. to make suitable or fit for purpose; adapt [usually used passively and with an infinitive]; a remark calculated to inspire confidence. 4. Chiefly Northern U.S. a. to think; guess. b. to intend; plan. -v.i. 5. to make a computation; form an estimate. 6. to count or rely [usually fol. by on or upon]. [< L calculãt(us) reckoned [ptp. of calculãre] = calcul(us) pebble (see CALCULUS) + -ãtus -ATE1]
-Syn. count, figure, cast, estimate, weigh [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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