amount to

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

amount play
  1. : to be the same in meaning or effect as

  2. : to reach in kind or quality : to turn out to be

  3. : to reach a total : add up

  1. : the total number or quantity : aggregate

  2. : the quantity at hand or under consideration

  3. : the whole effect, significance, or import


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