amount to

phrasal verb

amounted to; amounting to; amounts to
: 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.
: 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.

Examples of amount to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There isn’t enough variety to the misery, or variation in character, to justify segments that tend to amount to a clever but very extended joke. David Sims, The Atlantic, 21 June 2024 That would amount to the fewest seats won by the Conservative Party since its founding in 1834. Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post, 21 June 2024 The ice cream giveaway amounts to 50 pints of ice cream per minute of sunlight during the summer solstice. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Courier-Journal, 20 June 2024 While not a major trading partner—Vietnamese exports to Russia last year amounted to less than $2 billion compared to $97 billion to the U.S.—Moscow is viewed as a counterbalance to both Beijing and Washington. Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen and John Boudreau / Bloomberg, TIME, 20 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for amount to 

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“Amount to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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