add

add 1 Add, sum, total, tot, cast, figure, foot share the meaning to find or represent the amount reached by putting together arithmetically a series of numbers or quantities, and are commonly followed by up.
Add is both the common and the technical word; it commonly implies strict adherence to the traditional arithmetical operation. Even in figurative use it implies a similar operation
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taken as a whole the vignettes and the stories add up to a single effect— Aldridge

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the whole undertime trend adds up to a major consideration for businessmen and employees— Lack

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Sum stresses the result attained rather than the method followed. In figurative use sum up implies a gathering and consolidation into a new whole, especially for the production of a single telling effect
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a lawyer in summing up summarizes in brief and logical form the evidence favorable to his case or client that has been given

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I summed up all the systems in a phrase and all existence in an epigram— Wilde

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values they can sum up in a few simple formulas— Croly

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Total tends to replace sum up in literal use
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determined the cost by totaling all expenditures

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It may also mean to reach the sum or number of
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absences due to colds totaled 253 last week

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Tot, cast, figure, and foot are used especially of commercial matters (as accounts and bookkeeping devices).
Tot and cast often imply facility in reckoning
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the waiter quickly totted the bill

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if you tot up all the items that we owed against all the items that foreigners owed us— Hutton

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cast up an account

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Figure usually suggests the task or burden involved in reckoning
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figure the costs of operating an automobile

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Foot connotes bookkeeping and totals at the bottom of each column of figures
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his debts will foot up to more than he can ever pay

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2 Add, append, annex, subjoin, superadd.
Add, the most general of these words, means to join one thing to another thing or to a group, series, or combination of other things so as to increase the original unit in numbers, size, amount
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added ten books to the library

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a little gossip adds spice to the conversation

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police action would add nothing to the protection that victims of aggression have enjoyed under the old system— Wolfers

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One appends when one adds something that is supplemental and accessory and does not form an integral part of the principal thing
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append notes to a book

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the final summary of his views which he enjoyed appending to his long-winded discourses—/. V. Morris

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One annexes when one adds something that becomes part of the original whole yet bears usually a subordinate or subsidiary relation to it or suffers loss of identity in the merging
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annex a codicil to a will

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annex conquered territory to the kingdom

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One subjoins when one adds something under another thing or especially to what has already been said or written
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subjoin a postscript to a letter

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subjoin additional matter in an appendix

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One superadds when one adds something to what is complete in itself or already at its maximum
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the phrase “to paint the lily” means to superadd decoration to that which in itself is highly decorative

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the horrors of pestilence superadded to the horrors of war

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Analogous words: *fasten, attach, affix: augment, enlarge, *increase
Antonyms: subtract, deduct
Contrasted words: lessen, *decrease, diminish, reduce: abstract, *detach

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