v. i.1.To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
[imp. & p. p. Calculater ; p. pr. & vb. n. Calculating .]
2.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.
A cunning man did calculate my birth.
- Shak.
3.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.
[Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
- Abp. Tillotson.
4.To plan; to expect; to think.
1.To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.
The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate.
- F. W. Robertson.
Verb1.calculate - make a mathematical calculation or computation
2.calculate - judge to be probable
3.calculate - keep an account of
Synonyms: account
4.calculate - predict in advance
Synonyms: forecast
5.calculate - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms: aim, direct
6.calculate - have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
Synonyms: depend, bet, reckon, count, look
add up, algebraize, appraise, appreciate, arrange, ascertain, assay, assess, bank on, build on, calibrate, caliper, cast, check a parameter, cipher, concert, contrive, count on, cut out, depend, design, devise, dial, discover, dope out, evaluate, extract roots, fathom, figure in, figure out, forecast, forethink, frame, gauge, graduate, intend, lay plans, lot, make a projection, make arrangements, mensurate, mete, meter, methodize, organize, pace, plan, plan ahead, plot, plumb, prearrange, premeditate, preresolve, price, prize, probe, program, project, quantify, quantize, rate, rationalize, reckon, reckon on, schedule, schematize, scheme, score, set up, shape, size, size up, sound, span, step, study, survey, systematize, take a reading, take account of, triangulate, trust in, valuate, value, weigh, work out, work out beforehand, work up
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