
verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

verb judge to be probable
figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

verb keep an account of
account.

verb predict in advance
forecast.

verb specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
aim; direct.

verb have faith or confidence in
count; depend; look; reckon; bet.
 you can count on me to help you any time
 Look to your friends for support
 You can bet on that!
 Depend on your family in times of crisis
WordNet
Cal"cu*late intransitive verb
Etymology
L,
calculatus, p. p. of
calculate, fr.
calculus a pebble, a stone used in reckoning; hence, a reckoning, fr.
calx,
calcis, a stone used in gaming, limestone. See
Calx.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Calculater ; present participle & verbal noun Calculating
Definitions
 To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
North.
 To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
A cunning man did calculate my birth.
Shak.
 To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
[Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
Abp. Tillotson.
 To plan; to expect; to think. Local, U. S.
Syn.  To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.  To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given result in regard to quantity. We calculate with a view to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to calculate an eclipse. We compute by combining given numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We reckon and count in carrying out the details of a computation. These words are also used in a secondary and figurative sense. "Calculate is rather a conjection from what is, as to what may be; computation is a rational estimate of what has been, from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we count the hours and minutes until the time of enjoyment arrives"
Crabb.
Cal"cu*late intransitive verb
Definitions
 To make a calculation; to forecast caonsequences; to estimate; to compute.
The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate.
F. W. Robertson.
Webster 1913
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