American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sum up: summate a legal argument.
- v. To form or constitute a cumulative effect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To add; find the sum of a series; combine in a total: said of quantities.
- v. form or constitute a cumulative effect
- v. determine the sum of
“But it does so sweetly and elegantly summate what and why Austen wrote.”
“ME: So, Nina, with all that you've said, how would you summate this dilemma, while also speaking to a new modality for building and sustaining a successful museum?”
“To summate why many pundits see the promising growth of Linux slowing:”
“When the second laser beam is turned on and it reaches the first laser beam, if the two beams are completely in sync, the streams of photons will summate when they cross.”
“And we have led them here to you who have "saved the poor fragment of our people who fled from our once beautiful planet" He bowed his head, his shoulders slumping with his con - summate despair.”
“The hearing-talking globes utilize both these principles, and with con-summate simplicity.”
“It has of course been a mighty agent in evolution, for those who can summate all their energies in attack have survived.”
“Life is a battle and for every real conquest man has had to summate and focus all his energies, so that anger is the acme of the manifestation of Schopenhauer's will to live, achieve and excel.”
“They accumulate in time, finally they summate, and exercise their influence even at the beginning of the service.”
“In the course of time all of these retained bitter impressions summate, and the qualities arising from them become more acute, become habitual, and at last you have a ready-made person "marked for evil.”
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