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sum up

Definition of sum up in English:

1Give a brief summary of something: Gerard will open the debate and I will sum up
More example sentences
  • And those brief details sum up half a century in the life of Bobby Bell, so little is known about him.
  • Andrew Gimson in the Telegraph sums up precisely what this means for the election.
  • This comment precisely sums up what is expected of a historian when he writes down a narration or a report or a book.
Synonyms
summarize, make/give a summary of, précis, outline, give an outline of, recapitulate, review
informal recap
1.1 Law (Of a judge) review the evidence at the end of a case, and direct the jury regarding points of law.
Example sentences
  • As the learned judge said in his summing up to the jury, motive is irrelevant; intention is important.
  • It was therefore rather surprising to me when His Honour Judge Denison summed up to the jury that any military use would do.
  • Judge Russell then sums up the facts and the arguments presented to the jury.
Synonyms
evaluate, assess, appraise, rate, gauge, judge, deem, adjudge, estimate, form an opinion of
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