1. To judge to be probable; SYN. estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast.
2. To make a mathematical calculation or computation; SYN. cipher, cypher, compute, reckon, figure.
3. To specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; SYN. aim, direct.
ETYM u. s.
1. To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object.
2. To reach from one side of to the other; to stretch over.
3. To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.