reckon

[ rek-uhn ]
/ ˈrɛk ən /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Verb Phrases

reckon with,
  1. to include in consideration or planning; anticipate: He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
  2. to deal with: I have to reckon with many problems every day.

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Origin of reckon

before 1000; Middle English rekenen,Old English gerecenian (attested once) to report, pay; cognate with German rechnen to compute

OTHER WORDS FROM reckon

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Example sentences from the Web for reckon

  • She awoke in a different world—at least, a world in which tea and toast and marmalade were reckonable.

  • It was almost as reckonable as the pleasure she felt in the work and personality of Quentin Charter.

British Dictionary definitions for reckon

reckon
/ (ˈrɛkən) /

verb

Word Origin for reckon

Old English (ge) recenian recount; related to Old Frisian rekenia, Old High German rehhanón to count
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Idioms and Phrases with reckon

reckon

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