How to use
'to tell, explain'
transitive not in progressive
especially British English
to think or suppose something
Do you reckon he'll agree to see us?
The police reckon that whoever killed Dad was with him earlier that day.
'There's nothing we can do about it.' 'You reckon
used to express doubt or disagreement
to guess a number or amount, without calculating it exactly
We reckon that sitting in traffic jams costs us around $9 billion a year in lost output.
reckon something to be something
The average selling price for flats in the area was reckoned to be around £11,000.
to think that someone or something is a particular kind of person or thing
be reckoned to be something
The Lowsons were reckoned to be very good farmers.
Moving house is reckoned to be nearly as stressful as divorce.
be reckoned as something
An earthquake of magnitude 7 is reckoned as a major quake.
to calculate an amount
The expression 'full moon' means the fourteenth day of the moon reckoned from its first appearance.
reckon on something
to expect something to happen, when you are making plans
We were reckoning on a profit of about half a million a year.
reckon on doing something
I was reckoning on getting at least 60% of the votes.
reckon something ↔
to add up amounts, costs etc in order to get a total
Pat was reckoning up the cost of everything in her mind.
reckon with somebody/something
somebody/something to be reckoned with
someone or something that is powerful and must be regarded seriously as a possible opponent, competitor, danger etc
Barcelona will be a
force to be reckoned with
The principal was certainly a woman to be reckoned with.
not reckon with somebody/something
to not consider a possible problem when you are making plans
I had not reckoned with the excitement in the popular press.
have somebody/something to reckon with
to have to deal with someone or something powerful
Any invader would have the military might of NATO to reckon with.
reckon without somebody/something
if you are reckoning without something, you do not expect it and are not prepared for it
They doubted that Fiona could finish the course, but they reckoned without her determination.
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