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 for Calculate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculate \Cal"cu*late\, v. i.
     To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate;
     to compute.
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           The strong passions, whether good or bad, never
           calculate.                               --F. W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calculate \Cal"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calculater; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Calculating.] [L, calculatus, p. p. of
     calculate, fr. calculus a pebble, a stone used in reckoning;
     hence, a reckoning, fr. calx, calcis, a stone used in gaming,
     limestone. See Calx.]
     1. To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes,
        usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up;
        to estimate; to compute.
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              A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.
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     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.
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              A cunning man did calculate my birth. --Shak.
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     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.
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              [Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.
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     4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.]
     Syn: To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate.
     Usage: To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These
            words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given
            result in regard to quantity. We calculate with a view
            to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to
            calculate an eclipse. We compute by combining given
            numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We reckon
            and count in carrying out the details of a
            computation. These words are also used in a secondary
            and figurative sense. "Calculate is rather a
            conjection from what is, as to what may be;
            computation is a rational estimate of what has been,
            from what is; reckoning is a conclusive conviction, a
            pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; counting
            indicates an expectation. We calculate on a gain; we
            compute any loss sustained, or the amount of any
            mischief done; we reckon on a promised pleasure; we
            count the hours and minutes until the time of
            enjoyment arrives" --Crabb.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn:
           calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out,
           reckon, figure]
      2: judge to be probable [syn: calculate, estimate, reckon,
         count on, figure, forecast]
      3: keep an account of [syn: account, calculate]
      4: predict in advance [syn: forecast, calculate]
      5: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a
         certain public [syn: calculate, aim, direct]
      6: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you
         any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet
         on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" [syn:
         count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculate":
     add, add up, algebraize, appraise, appreciate, arrange, ascertain,
     assay, assess, bank on, build on, calibrate, caliper, cast,
     check a parameter, cipher, compute, concert, consider, contrive,
     count, count on, cut out, depend, design, determine, devise, dial,
     discover, divide, dope out, estimate, evaluate, extract roots,
     fathom, figure, figure in, figure out, forecast, forethink, frame,
     gauge, graduate, intend, lay plans, lot, make a projection,
     make arrangements, measure, mensurate, mete, meter, methodize,
     multiply, organize, pace, plan, plan ahead, plot, plumb,
     prearrange, premeditate, preresolve, price, prize, probe, program,
     project, quantify, quantize, rate, rationalize, reckon, reckon on,
     schedule, schematize, scheme, score, set up, shape, size, size up,
     sound, span, step, study, subtract, survey, systematize,
     take a reading, take account of, tally, triangulate, trust in,
     valuate, value, weigh, work out, work out beforehand, work up

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