Add and Subtract


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Add verb – To join (something) to a mass, quantity, or number so as to bring about an overall increase.
Usage example: add another cup of flour to the mixture

Subtract is an antonym for add in topics: count up, accumulation, adjoin.
Nearby Words: added, adding
Antonyms for Add


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Subtract verb – To take away (an amount or number) from a total.
Usage example: you can subtract the time you spent daydreaming from your total homework time

Add is an antonym for subtract in take away topic.
Nearby Words: subtraction, subtracting
Antonyms for Subtract
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Common collocations

ability add ability subtract ability
point add point subtract point
amount add amount subtract amount
number add number subtract number
Other nouns: time, damage, numbers, points, seconds.

Both words in one sentence

  • Dem Bones However, they are still garbed in the armor or clothes they wore in life, which can add or subtract from their horror.
    Source: Dem Bones
  • And Ninety Nine Cents offers free shipping on orders $35 or over (add or subtract ten dollars depending on the seller).
  • Video Game / Crusader Kings Different traits either add or subtract years to your characters age, meaning that having only good traits will make the character too old to last long.
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