fig·​u·​rate | \ ˈfigyərə̇t, -ˌrāt \

Definition of figurate

1 : relating to, composed of, or suggestive of a figure
2 : florid sense 1c figurate counterpoint

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Other Words from figurate

figurately adverb

First Known Use of figurate

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for figurate

Latin figuratus, past participle of figurare to form

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“Figurate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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