Definition of amount to
1 : to produce (a total) when added together The bill amounted to 10 dollars. The number of people taking part amounted to no more than a few hundred.
2 : to be the same in meaning or effect as (something) acts that amount to treason Anything less than total victory would amount to failure/failing.
Word by Word Definitions
: to be the same in meaning or effect as
: to reach in kind or quality : to turn out to be
: to reach a total : add up
: the total number or quantity : aggregate
: the quantity at hand or under consideration
: the whole effect, significance, or import
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