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1. To go up; to ascend. So up he rose, and thence amounted straight. (Spenser)
2. To rise or reach by an accumulation of particular sums or quantities; to come (to) in the aggregate or whole; with to or unto.
3. To rise, reach, or extend in effect, substance, or influence; to be equivalent; to come practically (to); as, the testimony amounts to very little.
Origin: OF. Amonter to increase, advance, ascend, fr. Amont (equiv. To L. Ad montem to the mountain) upward, f. Amont up the river. See mount.

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