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figure in something
[for someone or something] to play a role in something. Tom figures in our plans for future office management. I don't wish to figure in your future.
figure someone or something in
(on something) to plan on having someone or something included in something. Please figure another ten people in on the picnic. I will figure in those people.
figure someone or something in(to) (something)and figure someone or something in
to reckon someone or something into the total. I will figure the electric bill into the total. We can figure in one more person.
1. Include, add in. For example, Did you figure in the travel expense?
2. Play a part in, as in His speaking ability definitely figured in his being chosen for the lead, or Their reduced income figures in all their recent decisions.
1. To be included or require inclusion in order to make a calculation or conclusion: The profit reports will figure in the final budget decision.
2. To include something in making a calculation or conclusion: They failed to figure in all of their travel expenses. Don't forget to figure these numbers in when you write your report.