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# Synonyms of *sum* in English:

## sum

See definition of sum

### noun

1‘a large sum of money’

**amount**, quantity, volume

2‘he handed over a smaller sum to creditors’

**amount of money**, price, charge, fee, cost, tariff

3‘the sum of two prime numbers’

**total**, sum total, grand total, tally, aggregate, summation, gross

**answer**

difference

4‘a belief in making your own way through life seems to be the sum of his wisdom’

**entirety**, totality, total, whole, aggregate, summation, beginning and end, alpha and omega, be-all and end-all

informal **whole shebang**, whole caboodle, whole shooting match, lock, stock, and barrel

5‘we did sums at school today’

**arithmetical problem**, problem, calculation, reckoning, tally, question

**arithmetic**, mathematics, figures, numbers, computation

British informal **maths**

North American informal **math**

**Phrases**

‘decentralization, in sum, has profound implications for power relations’

**in short**, briefly, in brief, to put it briefly, to cut a long story short, in a word, to sum up, in a nutshell, to come to the point, in essence, in outline

‘he was summing up on day two of a historic test case’

**summarize the evidence**, review the evidence, give a summing-up, summarize the argument

1‘one reviewer summed it up as ‘the most compelling performance recorded in the past few years’’

**evaluate**, assess, appraise, value, rate, weigh up, gauge, judge, deem, adjudge, estimate, form an opinion of, form an impression of, make one's mind up about, get the measure of, form a judgement of, make something of

**size up**

2‘in a subsequent article he sums up the reasons for deindustrialization’

**summarize**, give a summary of, make a summary of, precis, give an abstract of, encapsulate, outline, give an outline of, recap, recapitulate, review, put in a nutshell, condense, abridge, digest, synopsize, compress, give the gist

elaborate

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