- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM reckon
How to use reckon in a sentence
A former contestant on Last Comic Standing, Rodriguez is also a commentator on The Young Turks and an unmistakable voice to be reckoned with.
They reckon they can get the testing time down from five minutes—which is how long it takes with their initial processing method—to mere seconds with the technique they are now developing.Want to bring back major sports events and concerts? The answer may lie in a mouthwash test for COVID|David Meyer|November 14, 2020|Fortune
In their effort to improve diversity, inclusion, and equity in much more meaningful, intersectional ways than before, organizations are deeply reckoning with the gap between intentions and progress.Improving inclusion is more about allowing failure than rewarding success|lbelanger225|November 11, 2020|Fortune
It’s about time to reckon with just how to treat an undefeated Brigham Young team that keeps clobbering everyone on its path.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done|Patrick Stevens|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Dashmir Farizi, co-owner of the Punto e Virgola pizzeria in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, reckons that leaves him with about a quarter of his previous trade.As COVID spreads across Europe, a weary continent goes back into lockdown|David Meyer|November 7, 2020|Fortune
They were there to put on a show and deliver a message: behold, we are a technological power with which to be reckoned!
I think he had something to prove that he on his own was a force to be reckoned with.
But the band grew and grew and we were a force to be reckoned with as a concept.George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the Know-Nothings were briefly a force to be reckoned with.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In sunny regions, the company reckoned, solar energy could account for about 80 percent of the energy needed for oil recovery.
To every four or five blacks may be reckoned a mulatto, and it is only here and there that a white man is to be seen.
Korean women are reckoned of little importance and take no part in social and family affairs.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Secretly she had reckoned upon that, as upon something that was certain, something for which she had only to wait.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The doing of duty to our neighbour and to ourselves, cannot be reckoned as the fulfilment of our obligations to God.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
It is reckoned a great delicacy, but, for my own part, I found its flesh rather dry.
British Dictionary definitions for reckon
Word Origin for reckon
Other Idioms and Phrases with reckon
In addition to the idiom beginning with reckon
- reckon with
- force to be reckoned with