accumulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • First attested in the 1520's.
  • Borrowed from Latin accumulātus, perfect passive participle of accumulō (amass, pile up), formed from ad (to, towards, at) + cumulō (heap), from cumulus (a heap).

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Verb[edit]

accumulate (third-person singular simple present accumulates, present participle accumulating, simple past and past participle accumulated)

  1. (transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together (either literally or figuratively)
    He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
    Synonyms: amass, heap, hoard, store; see also Thesaurus:pile up
  2. (intransitive) To gradually grow or increase in quantity or number.
    With her company going bankrupt, her divorce, and a gambling habit, debts started to accumulate so she had to sell her house.
    Synonyms: aggregate, amound, collect, gather; see also Thesaurus:accumulate
  3. (education, dated) To take a higher degree at the same time with a lower degree, or at a shorter interval than usual.

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Adjective[edit]

accumulate (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

accumulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of accumulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of accumulare
  3. feminine plural of accumulato

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From accumulō (amass, pile up)

Adverb[edit]

accumulātē (comparative accumulātius, superlative accumulātissimē)

  1. abundantly, copiously

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References[edit]

  • accumulate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • accumulate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • accumulate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • accumulate in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)