Amount to and Number

Amount to

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Amount to verb – To have a total of.
Usage example: the expenses of the trip amounted to nearly double what we'd budgeted for

Number is a synonym for amount to in total topic. In some cases you can use "Number" instead a verb "Amount to", when it comes to topics like add up to.
Synonyms for Amount to


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Number verb – To find the sum of (a collection of things) by noting each one as it is being added.
Amount to is a synonym for number in total topic. You can use "Amount to" instead a verb "Number", if it concerns topics such as add up to.
Nearby Words: numberless, numbered, numbering
Synonyms for Number

Both terms in one sentence

  • A number of people called him out on this, pointing out that lack of evidence that he wasn't an early regular didn't amount to evidence that he was.
  • It Will Never Catch On Later, he is sitting in a park with a number of out-of-work caricatures of some of Hollywood's biggest variety stars, Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, and Bing Crosby — of whom Elmer says to Bugs, "They'll never amount to anything."
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