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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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