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accumulate

ac·cu·mu·late

accumulate

 
 
pronunciation:
kyu my leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accumulated, accumulates, accumulating
definition: to amass; collect.
Now a millionaire, the tycoon began to accumulate many priceless paintings from Europe.
synonyms:
amass, collect, cumulate, garner, gather, pile up
antonyms:
disperse, disseminate, dissipate
similar words:
acquire, agglomerate, aggregate, bank, compile, hoard, reserve, save, stockpile, store up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become greater; increase.
Dust accumulated under all the furniture.Water accumulated in the leaky basement.Snow quickly accumulated on the roof.Evidence of the harmful effects of the pesticide accumulated to the point where its used was banned by the government.
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synonyms:
accrue, collect, grow
antonyms:
decrease, diminish, dissipate
similar words:
agglomerate, augment, deposit, enlarge, expand, gather, heap up, increase, multiply, pile, stock up, stockpile, swell, wax
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derivation: accumulable (adj.)
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