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calculate

cal·cu·late

calculate

 
 
pronunciation:
kael ky leIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: calculated, calculates, calculating
definition 1: to find out by using arithmetic; compute.
He calculated the cost of a dozen oranges at twenty-nine cents each.
 
synonyms:
compute, count, figure, measure
similar words:
add, divide, estimate, multiply, subtract, sum, tally, total
definition 2: to determine; estimate.
She calculated how much gas we needed for our trip.
synonyms:
appraise, assess, determine, estimate, gauge, reckon
similar words:
ascertain, compute, judge, measure, project, weigh
definition 3: to intend; design.
Her kind words were calculated to cheer us up.
synonyms:
design, suit
similar words:
adapt, constitute, contrive, fit
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