amount-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: total a particular amount

The annual cost of income support amounted to 700 million in that year.
The bills amounted to 2,000 dollars.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Amounting_to
PropBank: amount.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: be equivalent, have the same effect as something

Her action amounted to a rebellion.
This idea will never amount to anything important.
His behaviour amounted to serious professional misconduct.
He gave what amounted to an apology on behalf of his company.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: amount.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3