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tally

verb
 
 
/ˈtæli/
[I] to match or agree with something else: tally with sth Make sure the amount coming off your mortgage tallies with what's going out of your bank account. The two accounts of the incident do not tally.
[T] (also tally sth up) to calculate something: To tally up the taxes you paid during the period, use Form 8913.
[T] to reach a total number or amount of things or people: The bookstore has tallied 1,700 advance orders.
(Definition of tally verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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