- 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.Hedge Fund ‘Pirates’ Set Sail Again|Daniel Malloy|August 21, 2020|Ozy
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.Introducing “No Stupid Questions” (Ep. 422)|Stephen J. Dubner|June 18, 2020|Freakonomics
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.The Media's Pro-Torture Cheerleaders|Jedediah Purdy|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were holding too many meetings, he realized, descending into politics instead of ascending to reckon with Flagg.McConaughey’s ‘Stand’—And Ours|James Poulos|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more specific they get, marketers reckon, the more likely you are to buy.Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle|Nancy Kaffer|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, May 24, 2014|The Daily Beast|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whenever it comes day, we got all the best uh things—though I don't reckon we'll have a walkaway.
But I reckon we'll have to take these two carcasses along as a sort of corroborative evidence.
You may put on as many fines as you please, Mr. Judge, but by —— there's a difference between imposing and collecting, I reckon.
They've both dropped down out of sight now—I reckon I won't spoil sport—shouldn't like it myself.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Hilsea Green we used to reckon the coldest spot between Portsmouth and London.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
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- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with