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Add up   /æd əp/   Listen
Add up

verb
1.
Develop into.  Synonyms: amount, come.  "Nothing came of his grandiose plans"
2.
Determine the sum of.  Synonyms: add, add together, sum, sum up, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up.
3.
Add up in number or quantity.  Synonyms: amount, come, number, total.  "The bill came to $2,000"
4.
Be reasonable or logical or comprehensible.  Synonym: make sense.






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"Add up" Quotes from Famous Books



... not been of roses. He had captured two hundred towns and fought in sixty battles on his way. He himself had strewed thorns for others as well. His wars spread suffering throughout France. His skirmishings, petty but many, add up to an appalling total of harm. Henry as a model of renounced ambition is a failure. Read what his Catholic enemies in Bearn said of him, in an address and appeal to the Catholics of France; as now first translated out of its Old French, it has an ...
— A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees • Edwin Asa Dix

... his fulness of ideas which helped to make him an ideal editor. Reference must also be made to the assistance which Bagehot gave as a journalist to the study of statistics. From the manipulation of figures he was most averse, and he rather boasted that he was unable to add up. But he was a most excellent mathematician, and no one could be so careful as he was about the logic of the figures got together for his articles, which he always most carefully scrutinized. He would frequently ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 - "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" • Various



Words linked to "Add up" :   count, become, outnumber, enumerate, turn, be, average, numerate, work out, average out, aggregate, make



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