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Definition of "figure out" [figure out]

  • To come to understand; to discover or find a solution; to deduce. (verb)
  • To calculate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "figure out" in a sentence
  • "It is illogical like a dream: Oh, sure, Ferris could really figure out exactly how to program, or jerry-rig, his doorbell, his answering machine."
  • "There was silence for a few moments as Ms. Torrance tried to figure out what had gone wrong with her gate camera, before her voice told me that she'd be right out."
  • "Archeologists with the government BP and tribal organizations are trying to figure out what steps to take next."