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Definition of reckon verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reckon
    he / she / it reckons
    past simple reckoned
    -ing form reckoning
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] reckon (that)… (informal) to think something or have an opinion about something I reckon (that) I'm going to get that job. It's worth a lot of money, I reckon.
  2. 2be reckoned [transitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be generally considered to be something reckon to be/have something Children are reckoned to be more sophisticated nowadays. + noun/adj. It was generally reckoned a success.
  3. 3[transitive] to calculate an amount, a number, etc. reckon something (at something) I could see him reckoning the cost as I spoke. The age of the earth is reckoned at about 4,600 million years. reckon (that)… They reckon (that) their profits are down by at least 20%. be reckoned to do something The journey was reckoned to take about two hours.
  4. Idioms
    a name to reckon with
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    a person or thing that is well known and respected in a particular field Miyazaki is still a name to reckon with among anime fans.
    Phrasal Verbsreckon on somethingreckon with somebody/something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reckon