amount - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/əˈmaʊnt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyamount
he/she/itamounts
present participleamounting
past tenseamounted
past participleamounted

phrasal verb

amount to

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyamount to
he/she/itamounts to
present participleamounting to
past tenseamounted to
past participleamounted to
  1. 1
    amount to something to be the same as or equal to something else
  2. 2
    amount to something to add up to a particular total

    His monthly earnings amount to about £2,000.

  3. 3
    not amount to much/a great deal to not be very impressive, important etc

    The results of the research don’t really amount to much.

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