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Definition of the verb reckon

What does reckon mean as a doing word?

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verb - inflections: reckoned | reckoning | reckons

  1. expect, believe, or suppose
    • example: They reckon that there was a traffic accident
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of reckon: guess / imagine / opine / suppose / think
    • more generic words: anticipate / expect = regard something as probable or likely
    • more specific word: suspect = hold in suspicion
  2. judge to be probable
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with -ing]She relies on him coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, noun phrase with infinitive]She relies on him to help
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, possessive with -ing]She relies on his helping
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, subject control with -ing]She relies on coming back in time
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] on [Theme, not sentential clause]She relies on it

      Rely Verbs (with the same syntax): bank, bargain, bet, count, depend, figure, gamble, rely, take a chance, wager.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of reckon: calculate / count on / estimate / figure / forecast
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific terms: take into account / allow = allow or plan for a certain possibility
  3. deem to be
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]I considered how he could become professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with preposition and -ing]They considered him as being stupid
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]They considered that he was the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]They considered him to be the professor
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]I considered how to be a professor

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): acknowledge, deem, esteem, imagine, rate, report, view.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of reckon: consider / regard / see / view
    • more generic words: believe / conceive / consider / think = judge or regard; look upon
    • more specific terms:
  4. make a mathematical calculation or computation
  5. have faith or confidence in
  6. take account of
    • example: You have to reckon with our opponents
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of reckon: count
    • more generic words: approximate / estimate / gauge / guess / judge = judge tentatively or form an estimate of

Alternative definition of the verb reckon

verb

  1. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.
  2. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank or quality; to place by estimation; to account; to esteem; to repute.
  3. To charge, attribute, or adjudge to one, as having a certain quality or value.
  4. To conclude, as by an enumeration and balancing of chances; hence, to think; to suppose; -- followed by an objective clause;
  5. [intransitive] To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
  6. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty.

Music

"Reckon" is a musical album of Jason Collett.

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"Reckon" is a video game.

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  • released on (12 years ago)

Miscellanea

Reckon is a periodical.

Phrases with Reckon

Phrases starting with the word Reckon:

  1. Reckon on
  2. Reckon For
  3. Reckon Upon
  4. Reckon with
  5. Reckon Without

Other phrases containing the word Reckon:

  1. To Reckon on
  2. To Reckon For
  3. To Reckon Upon
  4. To Reckon with

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reckon

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Google previewArno C. Gaebelein (2016)

by Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Reckon is an act of faith. It means to believe all this and to appropriate in faith what God...

Google previewComing Into Being Among the Australian Aborigines (2013)

The Procreative Beliefs of the Australian Aborigines by Ashley Montagu

Perhaps the most disconcerting piece of evidence with which the student of the procreative beliefs of the Aboriginal must reckon is the evidence that has at various times been adduced, generally ...

Google previewPrinciples of System Identification (2014)

Theory and Practice by Arun K. Tangirala

A point to reckon is that it is complex-valued unlike the step and impulse response sequences. One of the most important uses of FRF, recall, is that it characterizes the filtering nature of an LTI system1. Filters play tremendous roles in ...

Google previewNKJV, The NKJV Study Bible, eBook (2013)

Second Edition by Thomas Nelson

6:11 Reckon is an accounting term that means “to take into account,” “calculate,” or “decide.” Verses 3–10 reveal the truth that believers have already died to sin because they have participated in Jesus' death. Since believers have died with ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

reckon recess We normally think of a recess as being a period of time when proceedings are suspended for a while. In a court of law, there may be a recess while the judge consults with one of the counsel, in a cricket match there may a recess ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

RECKON, v. a. & v. *R Saxon necan; REck'ox ER, n. s. Belg. reckenan ; Reckon ING.

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Usage statistics about reckon

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb reckon:

conversational speech85.19%task-oriented speech14.81%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb reckon:

reckonguesscalculateviewcountestimaterelyimaginedependregardsupposeconsiderlookthinksee

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Reckon Meaning

Video shows what reckon means. To count; to enumerate; to number; also, to compute; to calculate.. To count as in a number, rank, or series; to estimate by rank ...

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Quotes about Reckon

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools. (Thomas Hobbes)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3K5O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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