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accumulate

ac·cu·mu·late

accumulate

 
pronunciation:
kyu my leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accumulated, accumulates, accumulating
definition: to amass; collect.
Now a millionaire, he 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.
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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
derivation: accumulable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word accumulate contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
cumul Latin root that means heap
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).