One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an officer keeps a tally of the amount due to each man’
running total, count, record, reckoning, enumeration, register, account, roll, itemization, listing
2‘his tally of 1,816 wickets is still a county record’
total, score, count, sum, result
3‘the key is so cut as to form a tally with interior machinery’
counterpart, match, mate, duplicate
1‘these statistics tally fairly well with government figures’
correspond, agree, accord, concur, coincide, match, fit, be in agreement, be consistent, conform, equate, harmonize, suit, be in tune, dovetail, correlate, parallel
North American informal jibe
2‘votes were being tallied with abacuses’
count, calculate, add up, total, enumerate, compute
figure out, work out, reckon, measure, quantify, rate
British tot up
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