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verb     reckon pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlereckoning
past tensereckoned
past participlereckoned
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] [not usually progressive] spoken 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.

    1. a.
      to have a particular opinion about someone or something

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

      what do you reckon to? (=what is your opinion of):

      What do you reckon to her new boyfriend?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to calculate something

    Analysts reckon their profits have fallen by around 10%.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] British informal if you reckon to do something, you expect to do it

    We reckon to be finished by this afternoon.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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