Synonyms of sum someone/something up in English:

sum someone/something up

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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

informal 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