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verb reckon pronunciation in American English /ˈrekən/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreckon
he/she/itreckons
present participlereckoning
past tensereckoned
past participlereckoned
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] [not usually progressive] spoken to have a particular opinion about someone or something

    I think it'll work. What do you reckon?

    1. a.
      mainly British to believe that something is true
      reckon (that):

      I reckon there's something wrong with him.

      be reckoned to be something:

      It is generally reckoned to be the best restaurant in town.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to calculate something

    Analysts reckon their profits have fallen by around 10%.

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