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English definition of “tally”

tally

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈtæl·i/ us  

tally noun [C usually sing] (COUNT)

a record or count of a number of items: The final tally was 21 for and 16 against.

tally

verb [I/T]  /ˈtæl·i/ us  

tally verb [I/T] (AGREE)

to match or agree: [T] I need to finish tallying the receipts. [I] His statement doesn’t tally with the other witnesses’.

tally verb [I/T] (COUNT)

to count or calculate something: [T] The judges are tallying the scores. [T] Zolga tallied (= scored) 16 points. [M] She tallies up our expenses each month.
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