amount to

phrasal verb
amounted to; amounting to; amounts 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.

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“Amount to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amount%20to. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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