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v. add·ed, add·ing, adds
1. To join or combine (numbers) through addition: If you add 5 and 10 and 17, the result is 32. If you add 6 to 8, you get 14.
2. To join or unite so as to increase in size, quantity, quality, or scope: added 12 inches to the deck; flowers that added beauty to the dinner table.
3. To say or write further.
1. To find a sum in arithmetic.
a. To constitute an addition: an exploit that will add to her reputation.
b. To create or make an addition: gradually added to my meager savings.
Phrasal Verb:
add up
1. To be reasonable, plausible, or consistent; make sense: The witness's testimony simply did not add up.
2. To amount to an expected total: a bill that didn't add up.
3. To formulate an opinion of: added up the other competitors in one glance.
add up to
To constitute; amount to: The revisions added up to a lot of work.

[Middle English adden, from Latin addere : ad-, ad- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

add′a·ble, add′i·ble adj.


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add up

vb (adverb)
1. (Mathematics) to find the sum (of)
2. (intr) to result in a correct total
3. (intr) informal to make sense
4. (foll by: to) to amount to
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.add up - develop into; "This idea will never amount to anything"; "nothing came of his grandiose plans"
become, turn - undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor"
aggregate - amount in the aggregate to
2.add up - determine the sum ofadd up - determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!"
count, numerate, enumerate, number - determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"
3.add up - add up in number or quantityadd up - add up in number or quantity; "The bills amounted to $2,000"; "The bill came to $2,000"
work out - be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
outnumber - be larger in number
average, average out - amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain; "The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40"
make - add up to; "four and four make eight"
4.add up - be reasonable or logical or comprehensibleadd up - be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
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vt sepzusammenzählen or -rechnen
(figures etc)stimmen; (fig: = make sense) → sich reimen; it’s beginning to add upjetzt wird so manches klar; it all adds up (lit)es summiert sich; (fig)es passt alles zusammen
to add up to (figures)ergeben; (expenses also)sich belaufen auf (+acc); that all adds up to a rather unusual state of affairsalles in allem ergibt das eine recht ungewöhnliche Situation; it doesn’t add up to much (fig)das ist nicht berühmt (inf)
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