verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to include in consideration or planning; anticipate: He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
- to deal with: I have to reckon with many problems every day.
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The coronavirus pandemic is the scourge that keeps on whipping—and its latest punishment is likely to be felt in dozens of states and municipalities across the United States as governments reckon with a massive and sudden loss of revenue.COVID-19 has another long-term side effect: A shrinking tax base|cleaf2013|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Fitzpatrick reckoned that global macro accounted for about a tenth of the hedge fund industry’s assets a decade ago, but that had now slipped to 6 percent.
In the century since women’s suffrage, women have transformed our politics — in particular, they’ve become a force to be reckoned with inside the Democratic Party.Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|August 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
So maybe the higher expectations that we have for what we hope for in life earlier, that accounts for why we’re downward sloping until a certain point, and then we reckon with what’s possible.
So it’s impossible for me to reckon that he wouldn’t have thought through the consequences of aggregating that power, through the use of executive orders and sole executive action and so on.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 6, 2020|Freakonomics
Either way, we Americans have plenty to answer for and reckon with.
They were holding too many meetings, he realized, descending into politics instead of ascending to reckon with Flagg.
And the failure to reckon with that question will make the injustice of paying dues for partisan speech look like a minor detail.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision|James Poulos|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
In exactly what fashion could 317 million people “reckon” or come to certain eternally elusive “terms” with racism?America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past—Let’s Look Ahead Instead|John McWhorter|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I reckon what he said about gettin' you into trouble is all nonsense.The Young Bridge-Tender|Arthur M. Winfield
"I reckon that I've been a bit thick-haided," he said simply.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
Eyes—he tried to count and knew it was impossible to so reckon the number of the pack that ran mute but ready.Star Born|Andre Norton
Wal, I reckon he's all we're lookin' for this pertickler minnit.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
I reckon she was feelin' her oats, visitin' at the Senator's house.Partners of Chance|Henry Herbert Knibbs
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In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with