transitive verb

-·put′ed, -·put′ing- to determine (a number, amount, etc.) by arithmetic; calculate
- to determine or calculate by using a computer

Origin of compute

Classical Latin*computare*from

*com-,*with +

*putare,*to reckon, origin, originally , to prune: see pure

- to determine a number, amount, etc.
- to use a computer
- Informal to make sense; seem reasonable; add up: an explanation that does not
*compute*