|Origin:||amonter, from amont 'upward', from mont 'mountain'|
amount to somethingphrasal verb
if figures, sums etc amount to a particular total, they equal that total when they are added together:
Time lost through illness amounted to 1,357 working days.
if an attitude, remark, situation etc amounts to something, it has the same effect:
The court's decision amounts to a not guilty verdict.
Ultimately, their ideas amount to the same thing.
to not be important, valuable, or successful:
Her academic achievements don't amount to much.
Jim's never going to amount to much.