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calculate (v.)

1560s, "to ascertain by computation, estimate by mathematical means," from Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s; hence "to purpose, intend" and "to think, guess" (1830), both U.S. idioms. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from Old French calculer. Related: Calculable.

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Definitions of calculate

calculate (v.)
make a mathematical calculation or computation;
Synonyms: cipher / cypher / compute / work out / reckon / figure
calculate (v.)
judge to be probable;
Synonyms: estimate / reckon / count on / figure / forecast
calculate (v.)
keep an account of;
Synonyms: account
calculate (v.)
predict in advance;
Synonyms: forecast
calculate (v.)
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public;
Synonyms: aim / direct
calculate (v.)
have faith or confidence in;
Synonyms: count / bet / depend / swear / rely / bank / look / reckon
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