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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.
Translations of “tally”
in Spanish cuenta (llevar la cuenta), registro…
in French compte…
in German die Rechnung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 符合,吻合…
in Russian итог, общее количество…
in Turkish çetele, kayıt, hesap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 符合,吻合…
in Polish wynik, rezultat…
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