a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
"he gave a summary of the conclusions"
sum up, summarize, summarise, resume(verb)
give a summary (of)
"he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
summarize, summarise, sum, sum up(verb)
be a summary of
"The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"
total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up(verb)
determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
supply, tot, resume, tote up, bring, impart, hit, rack up, add, match, fit, sum, add up, make sense, summarize, agree, tot up, chalk up, summarise, bestow, number, score, gibe, append, tally, correspond, come, add together, jibe, contribute, total, summate, lend, amount, check
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.
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How to use sum up in a sentence?
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
You can sum up Don Keough's life in three words: Everybody loved him.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
Eleven years of solitary confinement and isolation in ten different prisons has been an experience too profound to sum up in a few words here and now, in time, I look forward to sharing reflections on my experience to help inform others.
It's hard to sum up, it's something that's made my life worse, made my life terrible. I wish I had never started it.
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