1 amount of money
▪ considerable , generous , good , great , handsome , hefty , high , large , not inconsiderable ( esp. BrE ), princely ( ironic ), significant , sizeable , substantial , tidy ( informal )
It seemed an absurdly high ~ to pay for a coat.
For his first book he received the princely ~ of $400.
The team has raised substantial ~s for local charities.
▪ astronomical , colossal ( esp. BrE ), enormous , exorbitant , huge , magnificent ( esp. BrE ), massive , record , staggering , vast
£200 was an astronomical ~ of money in 1547.
He joined the team two years ago for a record ~.
▪ five-figure , six-figure , etc. ( esp. BrE )
▪ modest , nominal , reasonable , small , token , trifling
The charity pays a nominal ~ to lease the premises.
▪ derisory , paltry
▪ round ( esp. BrE )
€10 000 is a good round ~.
▪ full ( esp. BrE ), overall , total
▪ agreed ( esp. BrE ), fixed
▪ undisclosed , unspecified
▪ annual , monthly , etc.
▪ guaranteed ( esp. BrE )
▪ capital , cash ( esp. BrE ), lump
My wife would receive a guaranteed lump ~ in the event of my death.
▪ tax-free ( esp. BrE )
VERB + SUM
▪ borrow , earn , fetch ( esp. BrE ), raise , recover ( esp. BrE )
Some of the paintings should fetch a tidy ~ at today's auction.
You will have to go to court to recover these ~s.
▪ get , receive
▪ award sb ( esp. BrE ), contribute , give sb , offer sb , pay (sb) , repay ( esp. BrE )
The judge awarded them an undisclosed six-figure ~ in damages.
How can we repay such a large ~?
▪ invest , spend
a project that cost vast ~s of public money
▪ charge (sb)
▪ agree , agree on
We eventually agreed a ~ and I paid him.
SUM + VERB
▪ be due , be payable (both esp. BrE )
The landlord has the right to recover any ~s payable under this lease
▪ be equal to sth , be equivalent to sth
The gangsters offered him a ~ equivalent to a whole year's earnings.
▪ exceed sth
▪ a ~ of money
▪ difficult , easy
VERB + SUM
I did a quick ~ to work out how much it would cost.
▪ get your ~s right/wrong ( BrE )
The company got its ~s wrong when estimating how many customers it would attract.
VERB + SUM
▪ calculate , find , work out
Calculate the ~ of the following figures.
▪ ~ of
The ~ of two and five is seven.
▪ greater, less, more, etc. than the ~ of its/the parts
The team is greater than the ~ of its parts.
sum sth up
▪ aptly , neatly , nicely , succinctly , well
▪ just about , pretty much
‘So we're stuck in this place with no food?’ ‘That just about ~s it up.’
VERB + SUM UP
▪ seem to
▪ attempt to , try to
The report attempts to ~ up recent economic trends.
▪ be difficult to , be hard to
The appeal of this city is hard to ~ up.
She summed it up as ‘the most brilliant lecture I've ever attended’.
▪ can be summed up as
Her whole philosophy can be summed up as ‘so what?’.