Calculate

Definition of Calculate

Cal´cu`late
v. i.1.To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.
[imp. & p. p. Calculater ; p. pr. & vb. n. Calculating .]
A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
- North.
2.To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.
A cunning man did calculate my birth.
- Shak.
3.To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.
[Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
- Abp. Tillotson.
4.To plan; to expect; to think.
1.To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.
The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate.
- F. W. Robertson.

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