Synonyms of figure in English:



  • 3 he can't put a figure on how much this is going to cost
    price, cost, amount, quantity, value, valuation, quotation, quote, rate; total, sum, aggregate
    informal , • humorous damage
  • 8 the show features life-size figures
    human representation, image of a person, effigy; likeness
  • 9 the figure that is formed when a smaller square is cut out of a large square
    shape, pattern, design, motif, device, depiction


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  • 1 an awesome beast who figured in Egyptian legend
    feature, appear, be featured/mentioned, be referred to; participate, play a part, play a role, be conspicuous, have prominence, have a place; star
  • 4North American informal ‘Rosemary's away.’ ‘That figures.’
    make sense, be understandable, seem reasonable, stand to reason, be to be expected, be logical, follow, add up, stand up, hold up; ring true, be convincing; be likely/probable, go without saying


figure on

North American informal I figured on starting the day with a good breakfast plan oncalculate oncount onrely onbank onbargain ondepend onpin one's hopes onanticipateexpect totake for grantedtake as read

figure something out

informal he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp work outmake outfathomreasonpuzzle outdeciphersolveascertainmake sense ofthink outthink throughget to the bottom offind an answer/solution tounraveluntangleunderstandcomprehendseegraspget the hang ofget the drift ofcalculatecomputereckonassess informalmake head or tail oftwigcrackBritish informalsuss out

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