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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compute \Com*pute"\ (k[o^]m*p[=u]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Computed; p. pr. & vb. n. Computing.] [L. computare. See Count, v. t.] To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count. [1913 Webster] Two days, as we compute the days of heaven. --Milton. [1913 Webster] What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted. --Burns. Syn: To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate; enumerate; rate. See Calculate. [1913 Webster]