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verb figure pronunciation in British English /ˈfɪɡə(r)/
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present tense
present participlefiguring
past tensefigured
past participlefigured
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to be an important part of something
    figure in:

    Marriage doesn’t figure in their plans.

    figure prominently:

    This issue will figure prominently in the next election.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] informal to believe that something is true, although you do not know for certain
    figure (that):

    I figured that Joe would have received my letter by now.

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