From French computer (17th century), from Latin computare (“sum up, reckon, compute”), from com (“together”) + putare (“cleanse, trim, prune, clear up, settle, adjuct, reckon, count, deem, think, suppose”), from putus (“cleansed, clear”)
- To reckon or calculate.
- Can anyone here compute the square root of 10201?
- (informal) To make sense.
- Does that compute, or do I need to explain further?
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- compute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- compute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- first-person singular present indicative of computer
- third-person singular present indicative of computer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of computer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of computer
- second-person singular imperative of computer
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of computar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of computar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of computar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of computar
compute (infinitive computar)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of computar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of computar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of computar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of computar.