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reckon

verb uk   /ˈrek.ən/ us  

reckon verb (THINK)

B2 [I] informal to think or believe: I reckon it's going to rain. [+ (that)] How much do you reckon (that) it's going to cost? "Can you fix my car today?" "I reckon not/so (= probably not/probably)."
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reckon verb (CONSIDER)

[T] to consider or have the opinion that something is as stated: I don't reckon much to ( US of) their chances of winning (= I do not think they will win). She was widely reckoned (to be) the best actress of her generation.

reckon verb (CALCULATE)

[T] mainly UK to calculate an amount: Angela quickly reckoned the amount on her fingers. The inflation rate is now reckoned to be ten percent.
(Definition of reckon from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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