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Synonyms of figure in English:

noun

  • 1 the production figure is down 27 per cent
    statistic, number, integer, quantity, amount, level, total, sum;
    (figures)data, information, particulars
  • 2 the second figure was a nine
    digit, numeral, numerical symbol, character
    rare cipher
  • 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
  • 4 (figures) I'm good at figures
    British informal maths
    North American informal math
  • 5 her petite, curvaceous figure
  • 6 a dark figure emerged from the shadows
  • 7 a figure of authority
    person, personage, individual, man, woman, character, personality, presence;
    representative, embodiment, personification, epitome, symbol, representation, exemplification, exemplar
  • 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
  • 10 this structure is shown in figure 4
    diagram, illustration, drawing, picture, plate, graphic, sketch, chart, plan, map
  • verb

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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;
  • 2 a way to figure the values
    calculate, work out, total, sum, reckon, compute, enumerate, determine, evaluate, quantify, assess, count, add up, put a figure on, tally, totalize, gauge;
    British tot up
    rare cast
  • 3North American informal I figured that I didn't have much of a chance
    suppose, think, believe, fancy, consider, expect, take it, suspect, have a sneaking suspicion, sense;
    assume, dare say, conclude, take it as read, presume, be of the opinion, trust;
    North American guess
  • 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
  • Phrases

    figure on

    1
    North American informal I figured on starting the day with a good breakfast

    figure something out

    2
    informal he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp
    work out, make out, fathom, reason, puzzle out, decipher, solve, ascertain, make sense of, think out, think through, get to the bottom of, find an answer/solution to, unravel, untangle;
    understand, comprehend, see, grasp, get the hang of, get the drift of;
    calculate, compute, reckon, assess
    informal make head or tail of, twig, crack
    British informal suss out

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