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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reckon \Reck"on\, v. i. 1. To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty. [1913 Webster] "Parfay," sayst thou, "sometime he reckon shall." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] To reckon for, to answer for; to pay the account for. "If they fail in their bounden duty, they shall reckon for it one day." --Bp. Sanderson. To reckon on To reckon upon, to count or depend on; to include as a factor within one's considerations. To reckon with, (a) to settle accounts or claims with; -- used literally or figuratively. (b) to include as a factor in one's plans or calculations; to anticipate. (c) to deal with; to handle; as, I have to reckon with raising three children as well as doing my job. [1913 Webster +PJC] After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. --Matt. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] To reckon without one's host, to ignore in a calculation or arrangement the person whose assent is essential; hence, to reckon erroneously. [1913 Webster]