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.
Origin of reckon
British Dictionary definitions for reckon with
Word Origin for reckon
Idioms and Phrases with reckon with (1 of 2)
Take into account, be prepared for, as in The third-party movement is a force to be reckoned with during the primaries. This usage was first recorded in 1885.
Deal with, as in Your lost wallet isn't the only problem we have to reckon with. Also see take into account.
Idioms and Phrases with reckon with (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with