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figure (someone) as (something)

To think of or envision someone in a particular way or role. I don't figure him as any kind of genius, although he would certainly disagree.
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figure someone as something

to think of a person as a particular type of person. I figured her as a reliable worker. We figured them all as good credit risks.
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