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v. sum·ma·ted, sum·ma·ting, sum·mates
To sum up: summate a legal argument.
To form or constitute a cumulative effect.


1. (intr) to come together
2. (tr) to add together, unite
3. (tr) to summarize


(ˈsʌm eɪt)

v.t. -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
to add together; total; sum up.
[1895–1900; back formation from summation]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.summate - determine the sum ofsummate - 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"
2.summate - form or constitute a cumulative effect
combine - join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"
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