Figure out and Tell

Figure out

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Figure out verb – To find an answer for through reasoning.
Tell and figure out are semantically related. in predict topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Figure out", when it comes to topics like identify, count, discover.
Synonyms for Figure out


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Figure out and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Figure out" instead a verb "Tell". informal substitute
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Both terms in one sentence

  • Series / Bones Plus, there's when Bones and Hodgins are buried alive in "Aliens in a Spaceship" and have to figure out and tell the others where they are.
  • I want you to tell her that...Tell her it took me a while to figure out...what a jerk I've been...that when things started to pan out for her...I shoulda been more supportive.
  • Grand Romantic Gesture And yet she still doesn't figure out what he's trying to tell her, leading Riki to just give up trying to be romantic and tell her outright.
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