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verb reckon pronunciation in American English /ˈrekən/
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present tense
present participlereckoning
past tensereckoned
past participlereckoned
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  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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