- 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. The two accounts tally precisely/closely/fairly well.
- 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. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a notched tally stick): from Anglo-Norman French tallie, from Latin talea
BrE BrE//ˈtæli//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæli//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tally
BrE BrE//ˈtæli//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæli//he / she / it tallies
BrE BrE//ˈtæliz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæliz//past simple tallied
BrE BrE//ˈtælid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtælid//past participle tallied
BrE BrE//ˈtælid//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtælid//-ing form tallying
BrE BrE//ˈtæliɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæliɪŋ//