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Definition of tally verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tally
    he / she / it tallies
    past simple tallied
    -ing form tallying
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  1. 1[intransitive] tally (with something) to be the same as or to match another person's account of something, another set of figures, etc. synonym match up (with something) Her report of what happened tallied exactly with the story of another witness.
  2. 2[transitive] tally something (up) to calculate the total number, cost, etc. of something When we tallied up the cost of moving, we decided against it.
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