Meaning of “calculate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˈkælkjəleɪt/

B2 [ T ] to discover an amount or number using mathematics:

to calculate a cost/percentage
be calculated to do sth

to be intended to have a particular effect:

His comments were calculated to embarrass the prime minister.

(Definition of “calculate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)