Student Thesaurus

One entry found for calculate.
Entry Word: calculate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations <the family has been calculating what a week at the beach resort would end up costing>
Synonyms compute, figure, reckon, work out
Related Words conjecture, estimate, guess, judge, suppose; add up, sum, tally, total; add, cipher, divide, multiply, subtract; calibrate, gauge (also gage), measure, scale; ascertain, discover, dope (out), figure out, find out; recompute, refigure
2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I calculate that this job will take another two days to finish> -- see ESTIMATE 2
3 to work out the details of (something) in advance <calculated the best route to take to the coast> -- see PLAN 1