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English verb: sum up

1. sum up (communication) give a summary (of)


SamplesHe summed up his results.
I will now summarize.


Synonymsresume, summarise, summarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, docket, precis, recap, recapitulate


Verb groupsum, sum up, summarise, summarize

2. sum up (stative) be a summary of


SamplesThe abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper.


Synonymssum, summarise, summarize


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Verb groupresume, sum up, summarise, summarize

3. sum up (communication) determine the sum of


SamplesAdd all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town.


Synonymsadd, add together, add up, sum, summate, tally, tot, tot up, total, tote up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)count, enumerate, number, numerate


Verb groupadd, add together









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