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.
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calculate (part of speech: verb)
systematize, gauge, compute, reckon, quantize, rank, plan, conclude, deduce, think, presume, sum, guess, consider, suppose, value, count, total, weigh, scheme, infer, schedule, assess, tally, divide, determine, evaluate, surmise, plot, approximate, program, score, study, rationalize, rate, judge, multiply, measure, account, figure, add, enumerate, quantify, triangulate, appraise, estimate
think (part of speech: verb)
measure (part of speech: verb)
- How far I had come I could not exactly calculate, but I knew that, at the rate I had been moving, it must be a considerable distance. - "In the Rocky Mountains", W. H. G. Kingston.
- Fanny was now a little confused, so that she could not exactly calculate what all this meant. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
- They just calculate on few people going out or even looking out of their houses on that kind of a night. - "The Dragon's Secret", Augusta Huiell Seaman.