Green’s Dictionary of Slang

feature v.

1. (US) to note, to pay attention to, to understand; often as phr. feature this.

[US]O.O. McIntyre New York Day by Day 23 Sept. [synd. col.] My chauffeur [...] wants two nights off a week and extra pay for Sunday. Can you feature a mucker like that?
[US]H. McCoy They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? in Four Novels (1983) 19: Can you feature that?
[US]Hepster’s Dict. 4: Feature – To comprehend.
[US]R.S. Gold Jazz Lex.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 79: feature [...] 2. to figure ‘That’s the one. Can you feature him and Doug making it for the past two reels?’.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Stephanie’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 56: And – feature this: Stephanie dies in Cheryl’s bedroom [...] Was she the intended vic.

2. to like, to appreciate.

[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 78: I don’t feature abusin little girls.
[US]H. Ellison Web of the City (1983) 32: Rusty shook his head. ‘I don’t feature that stuff, Ma. You know that.’.
[US]Current Sl. V:3 6: Feature, v. Like, appreciate (often with the negative).

In phrases

feature with (v.) [coined by the Australian comedian and writer Barry Humphries (b.1934) for his strip character Barry Mackenzie]

(orig. Aus.) to seduce a compliant woman.

[Aus]B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 22: (Thinks) You know something. I reckon I could feature with this sheila.