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Meaning of reckon

reck•on

Pronunciation: (rek'un), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.
  2. to esteem or consider; regard as: to be reckoned an authority in the field.
  3. to think or suppose.
—v.i.
  1. to count; make a computation or calculation.
  2. to settle accounts, as with a person (often fol. by up).
  3. to count, depend, or rely, as in expectation (often fol. by on).
  4. to think or suppose.
  5. He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
    1. to include in consideration or planning; anticipate:He hadn't reckoned with so many obstacles.
    2. to deal with:I have to reckon with many problems every day.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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