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English definition of “reckon”

reckon

verb [T] (CONSIDER)   /ˈrek·ən/
to consider or have the opinion that something is as stated: She reckoned they were both equally responsible. She was widely reckoned to be the best actress of her generation. I reckon I better get goin’ now.
(Definition of reckon verb (CONSIDER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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