calculate

verb
1 work out a number, etc.
ADVERB
accurately, exactly, precisely

It's difficult to calculate precisely what we've spent.

mentally
PREPOSITION
according to

The amount is calculated according to the number of years you have paid into the plan.

at

The sum involved was calculated at $82 million.

2 form an opinion using information available
ADVERB
carefully, shrewdly
correctly

He correctly calculated that the others would not dare fight back.

coldly

The incident had been coldly calculated to humiliate him.

Calculate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑angle, ↑average, ↑circumference, ↑concentration, ↑cost, ↑density, ↑diameter, ↑distance, ↑duration, ↑earnings, ↑efficiency, ↑estimate, ↑extent, ↑figure, ↑frequency, ↑index, ↑latitude, ↑likelihood, ↑longitude, ↑measure, ↑measurement, ↑move, ↑number, ↑odds, ↑percentage, ↑probability, ↑proportion, ↑rate, ↑ratio, ↑rent, ↑repayment, ↑return, ↑risk, ↑score, ↑size, ↑stress, ↑sum, ↑tax, ↑value, ↑volume

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