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Meaning of “reckon” in the English Dictionary

"reckon" in British English

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reckonverb

uk   us   /ˈrek.ən/
  • 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 (CALCULATE)

[T] mainly UK to ​calculate an ​amount: Angela ​quickly reckoned the ​amount on her ​fingers. The ​inflationrate is now reckoned to be 10 ​percent.
(Definition of reckon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reckon" in American English

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reckonverb [T]

 us   /ˈrek·ən/
  • reckon verb [T] (CALCULATE)

to ​calculate an ​amountbased on ​facts or on ​yourexpectations: Do you reckon this ​watch has a little ​value? [+ that clause] Brusca reckons that the ​value of all ​goods and ​servicesproduceddeclined last ​quarter.
  • reckon verb [T] (CONSIDER)

to ​consider or have the ​opinion that something is as ​stated: She reckoned they were both ​equallyresponsible. She was ​widely reckoned to be the ​bestactress of her ​generation. I reckon I ​better get goin’ now.
reckoning
noun [U]  us   /ˈrek·ə·nɪŋ/
By my reckoning, we should get there in another ​hour or so.
(Definition of reckon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reckon" in Business English

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reckonverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrekən/
to ​calculate an ​amount: Fees are reckoned in ​Euros but can be ​paid in any ​currency.
to give a ​generalidea about an ​amount or ​number: The ​authors reckon that ​publicsectordebt is over 65% of ​GDP.sth is reckoned to be sth The ​marketvalue is reckoned to be 10 million ​dollars. The ​deal is reckoned to be ​worth $14.4 ​billion.
(Definition of reckon from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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