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Definition of calculate:

  1. To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
  2. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
  3. To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
  4. To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.
  5. To plan; to expect; to think.

Synonyms:

image, deem, count on, address, bet, figure out, prefigure, wait, target, send, mastermind, number, encipher, wager, foretell, code, seem, auspicate, elaborate, draw a bead on, get, account, work out, lick, visualize, guide, numerate, figure, drive, picture, expect, bode, head, take, propose, solve, enter, take aim, conduct, exercise, face, visualise, point, prognosticate, direct, shoot for, answer for, encrypt, report, purpose, work up, cipher, forecast, engineer, assay, omen, augur, opine, front, describe, betoken, subtract, work, steer, compute, aspire, portend, foreshadow, play, presage, predict, see, channelize, aim, cast, look, organize, assume, place, matter, anticipate, maneuver, view, take care, manoeuvre, search, regard, await, valuate, project, depend, inscribe, appear, sum up, cypher, organise, fancy, reckon, channelise, puzzle out, size up, train, write in code, manoeuver, ascertain, dope out, attend, orchestrate, purport, lead.

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