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# compute

## CIDE DICTIONARY

To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count. [

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"Two days, as we compute the days of heaven."
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"What's done we partly may compute,

But know not what's resisted."

But know not what's resisted."

**Syn.**-- To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate; enumerate; rate. See Calculate.

**compute**, n. [L.

*computus*: cf. F.

*comput*.].

Computation.

*Sir T. Browne.*[*1913 Webster*]## OXFORD DICTIONARY

**compute**, v.

1 tr. (often foll. by that + clause) reckon or calculate (a number, an amount, etc.).

2 intr. make a reckoning, esp. using a computer.

Derivative

computability n. computable adj. computation n.

Etymology

F computer or L computare (as com-, putare reckon)

## THESAURUS

**compute**

add, add up, algebraize, appraise, appreciate, ascertain, assay, assess, calculate, calibrate, caliper, cast, check a parameter, cipher, determine, dial, divide, dope out, estimate, evaluate, extract roots, fathom, figure, figure in, figure out, gauge, graduate, measure, mensurate, mete, meter, multiply, pace, plumb, prize, probe, quantify, quantize, rate, reckon, score, size, size up, sound, span, step, subtract, sum, survey, take a reading, take account of, tally, tot, tot up, total, total up, tote, tote up, triangulate, valuate, value, weigh, work out
## ROGET THESAURUS

**compute**

### Numeration

**VB**number, count, tally, tell, call over, run over, take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate, sum, sum up, cast up, tell off, score, cipher, compute, calculate, suppute, add, subtract, multiply, divide, extract roots, algebraize, check, prove, demonstrate, balance, audit, overhaul, take stock, affix numbers to, page, amount to, add up to, come to.

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