# Synonyms of '**add up**'

phrasal verb

1 More than a quarter of seven-year-olds cannot add up properly.

## count up

add

Banks add all the interest and other charges together.

total

They haven't totalled the exact figures.

count

I counted the money. It came to more than five hundred pounds.

reckon

The `normal' by-election swing against a government is reckoned at about 5 per cent.

calculate

From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.

sum up

compute

I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.

tally

When the final numbers are tallied, sales will probably have fallen.

tot up

add together

2 They arrested her because her statements did not add up.

## make sense

hold up

I'm not sure if the argument holds up, but it's stimulating.

be reasonable

ring true

be plausible

stand to reason

hold water

This argument simply doesn't hold water.

bear examination

bear investigation

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## Additional synonyms

add

to combine (numbers or quantities) so as to make a larger number or quantity

Banks add all the interest and other charges together.

calculate

to solve or find out by a mathematical procedure or by reasoning

From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.

## Nearby words of 'add up'

## Related Terms of 'add up'

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**add up**from the Collins English Thesaurus
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