All in, the federal deficit in the just completed fiscal year amounted to about 4.1 percent of GDP.
The early 2009 “stimulus package” amounted to much less than its price tag.
Largely, a bunch of crazy allegations that amounted to nothing (and, yes, Monica).
late 13c., "to go up, rise, mount (a horse)," from Old French amonter, from a mont "upward," literally "to the mountain," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + montem (nominative mons) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to rise in number or quality (so as to reach)" is from c.1300. Related: Amounted; amounting.
1710, from amount (v.).