accumulate

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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 literal or figurative)
    He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
    Synonyms: amass
  2. (intransitive) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
    • Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. - Oliver Goldsmith

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accumulate (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.

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accumulate

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

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From accumulō (amass, pile up)

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accumulātē (comparative accumulātius, superlative accumulātissimē)

  1. abundantly, copiously

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