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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.
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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.
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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.
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figure in

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.
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figure in

v.
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.
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