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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To sum up: summate a legal argument.
  • intransitive v. To form or constitute a cumulative effect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To add; find the sum of a series; combine in a total: said of quantities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. form or constitute a cumulative effect
  • v. determine the sum of

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