amount to

phrasal verb

amounted to; amounting to; amounts 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.

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“Amount to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amount%20to. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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