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v. reck·oned, reck·on·ing, reck·ons
1. To count or compute: reckon the cost. See Synonyms at calculate.
2. To consider as being; regard as: a book that was reckoned a masterpiece. See Synonyms at consider.
3. Chiefly Southern & South Midland
a. To think or conclude: I reckon what you say is true.
b. To expect or intend (to do something): "You reckon to call the sheriff?" (Cormac McCarthy).
1. To make a calculation; figure.
2. Chiefly South & South Midland To think or believe: I reckon so.
Phrasal Verbs:
reckon on Chiefly Southern & South Midland
To expect or anticipate: When do you reckon on coming back?
reckon with
To take into account or deal with: a man to be reckoned with.
reckon without
To fail to consider or deal with; ignore.

[Middle English rekenen, from Old English gerecenian, to recount, arrange; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. To note (items) one by one so as to get a total:
2. To ascertain by mathematics:
3. To calculate approximately:
4. To look upon in a particular way:
5. Informal. To take for granted without proof:
phrasal verb
reckon on or upon
To place trust or confidence in:
bank on (or upon), believe in, count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in).
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vi +prep objrechnen or zählen auf (+acc); you can reckon on 30Sie können mit 30 rechnen; I was reckoning on doing that tomorrowich wollte das morgen machen; I wasn’t reckoning on having to do thatich habe nicht damit gerechnet, dass ich das tun muss


(ˈrekən) verb
1. to consider. He is reckoned (to be / as / as being) the best pianist in Britain.
2. (especially American) to think; to have decided; to intend. Do you reckon we'll succeed?; Is he reckoning on coming?
ˈreckoning noun
1. calculation; counting. By my reckoning, we must be about eight kilometres from the town.
2. the settling of debts etc.
day of reckoning
the time when one has to pay for, or be punished for, one's mistakes, crimes etc.
reckon on
to depend on or expect. I was reckoning on meeting him tonight.
reckon up
to count or calculate. to reckon up the total cost.
reckon with
to be prepared for; to take into consideration. I didn't reckon with all these problems; He's a man to be reckoned with (= a powerful man).