amounts (to)

present tense third-person singular of amount (to)
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as in numbers
to have a total of the expenses of the trip amounted to nearly double what we'd budgeted for

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as in corresponds (to)
to be the same in meaning or effect it makes no difference whether you're going to the game or the movies, for it amounts to the same thing—that you can't babysit

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“Amounts (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/amounts%20%28to%29. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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