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Definition 1: give a summary (of) - [verb of communication]

Samples where sum up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he summed up his results
  • I will now summarize

Synonyms for sum up in the sense of this definition

(sum up is a kind of ...) to say, state, or perform again

"She kept reiterating her request"

(... is a kind of sum up ) give an abstract (of)

(... is a kind of sum up ) make a summary (of)

(... is a kind of sum up ) make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list

(... is a kind of sum up ) summarize briefly

"Let's recapitulate the main ideas"

(sum up has a similar meaning as ...) be a summary of

"The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper"

Definition 2: determine the sum of - [verb of communication]

Samples where sum up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

Synonyms for sum up in the sense of this definition

(sum up is a kind of ...) determine the number or amount of

"Can you count the books on your shelf?" "Count your change"

(sum up has a similar meaning as ...) make an addition by combining numbers

"Add 27 and 49, please!"

Definition 3: be a summary of - [verb of stative]

Samples where sum up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

Synonyms for sum up in the sense of this definition

(sum up is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(sum up has a similar meaning as ...) give a summary (of)

"he summed up his results" "I will now summarize"

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