I figured meaning:
“I thought ___” can be translated as “I figured ___.”Because “figure” is a more informal word than “think,” it is mostly used in spoken English, but only rarely in writing.When you’re telling people about something you did and want to briefly explain why you did it, this phrase is especially helpful:
I decided to proceed with the subsequent set of reports as well.
I decided to leave early because I knew he wouldn’t show up.
It is common practice to express your thoughts by directly quoting them, as in the preceding example and the following:
“Why not make a little extra money on the side?” I reasoned.
“Hey, let’s see how much it would cost to get a new one,” I thought to myself.