Calculate and Subtract


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Calculate verb – To determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations.
Usage example: the family has been calculating what a week at the beach resort would end up costing

Subtract and calculate are semantically related. in compute or estimate amount topic. In some cases you can use "Subtract" instead a verb "Calculate".
Nearby Words: calculation, calculated, calculating, calculable, calculus
Synonyms for Calculate


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Subtract verb – Make a subtraction.
Usage example: subtract this amount from my paycheck

Calculate and subtract are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Calculate" instead a verb "Subtract".
Nearby Words: subtraction, subtracting
Synonyms for Subtract

Common collocations

point calculate point subtract point
amount calculate amount subtract amount
number calculate number subtract number
time calculate time subtract time
Other nouns: height, damage, numbers, points, casualties.

Both words in one sentence

  • Drowning My Sorrows Dan Savage semi-jokingly recommends this after a breakup: "To calculate how long it will take to get over her, divide the time you were together in half, subtract one month for every year you are over thirty, and have another beer."
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