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amass

a·mass

amass

 
pronunciation:
maes
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amassed, amasses, amassing
definition 1: to gather or accumulate for oneself.
The owner of the steel mills amassed great wealth.
synonyms:
accumulate, agglomerate, collect, cumulate, gather, pile up
antonyms:
distribute
similar words:
acquire, aggregate, assemble, raise, reserve, save, store up
definition 2: to gather or collect into a large amount.
She amassed an impressive collection of rare books.
synonyms:
accumulate, collect, cumulate, gather
similar words:
acquire, agglomerate, aggregate, assemble, heap up, pile up, run up, save, stockpile, store up
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to gather together.
They amassed at the foot of the mountain.
synonyms:
assemble, congregate, gather
antonyms:
dissipate, separate
similar words:
agglomerate, aggregate, collect, mass
derivations: amassable (adj.), amasser (n.)
Word Parts
The word amass contains the following part:
a-3 Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix a-3 occurs in Latin and Old French loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad-, which, in Latin loanwords, is used before roots beginning with "s" and another consonant, such as "spect" and "scrib." See ad-.
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