figure out

fig·ure out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-yer out]
    • /ˈfɪg yər aʊt/
    • /ˈfɪɡə(r) ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-yer out]
    • /ˈfɪg yər aʊt/

Definitions of figure out words

  • noun figure out a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral. 1
  • noun figure out an amount or value expressed in numbers. 1
  • noun figure out figures, the use of numbers in calculating; arithmetic: to be poor at figures. 1
  • noun figure out a written symbol other than a letter. 1
  • noun figure out form or shape, as determined by outlines or exterior surfaces: to be round, square, or cubical in figure. 1
  • noun figure out the bodily form or frame: a slender or graceful figure. 1

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Origin of figure out

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin figūra shape, trope, equivalent to fig- (base of fingere to shape) + -ūra -ure

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Parts of speech for Figure out


figure out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for figure out

verb figure out

  • resolve — to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full.
  • consider — If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are.
  • study — application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection: long hours of study.
  • inspect — to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
  • investigate — to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of; examine in detail.

Antonyms for figure out

verb figure out

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • combine — If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together.
  • synthesize — to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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