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ac·cu·mu·late

 (ə-kyo͞om′yə-lāt′)
v. ac·cu·mu·lat·ed, ac·cu·mu·lat·ing, ac·cu·mu·lates
v.tr.
1. To gather or cause to increase; amass: We accumulated enough wood for a fire. Nearly all bank accounts accumulate interest.
2. To be the site for (a gradually increasing mass), especially as a result of disuse or neglect: Those old books are accumulating dust.
v.intr.
To mount or pile up; increase: Snow is accumulating on the roads. See Synonyms at gather.

[Latin accumulāre, accumulāt- : ad-, ad- + cumulāre, to pile up (from cumulus, heap; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).]

ac·cu′mu·la·ble (-lə-bəl) adj.

accumulate

(əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt)
vb
to gather or become gathered together in an increasing quantity; amass; collect
[C16: from Latin accumulātus, past participle of accumulāre to heap up, from cumulus a heap]
acˈcumulable adj
acˈcumulative adj
acˈcumulatively adv
acˈcumulativeness n

ac•cu•mu•late

(əˈkyu myəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up; amass: to accumulate wealth.
v.i.
2. to gather into a heap or mass.
[1520–30; < Latin accumulātus, past participle of accumulāre=ac- ac- + cumulāre to heap, pile]
ac•cu′mu•la•ble, adj.
ac•cu′mu•la`tive, adj.
ac•cu′mu•la`tive•ly, adv.

accumulate

- One of its Latin elements is cumulus, "a heap."
See also related terms for heap.

accumulate


Past participle: accumulated
Gerund: accumulating

Imperative
accumulate
accumulate
Present
I accumulate
you accumulate
he/she/it accumulates
we accumulate
you accumulate
they accumulate
Preterite
I accumulated
you accumulated
he/she/it accumulated
we accumulated
you accumulated
they accumulated
Present Continuous
I am accumulating
you are accumulating
he/she/it is accumulating
we are accumulating
you are accumulating
they are accumulating
Present Perfect
I have accumulated
you have accumulated
he/she/it has accumulated
we have accumulated
you have accumulated
they have accumulated
Past Continuous
I was accumulating
you were accumulating
he/she/it was accumulating
we were accumulating
you were accumulating
they were accumulating
Past Perfect
I had accumulated
you had accumulated
he/she/it had accumulated
we had accumulated
you had accumulated
they had accumulated
Future
I will accumulate
you will accumulate
he/she/it will accumulate
we will accumulate
you will accumulate
they will accumulate
Future Perfect
I will have accumulated
you will have accumulated
he/she/it will have accumulated
we will have accumulated
you will have accumulated
they will have accumulated
Future Continuous
I will be accumulating
you will be accumulating
he/she/it will be accumulating
we will be accumulating
you will be accumulating
they will be accumulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accumulating
you have been accumulating
he/she/it has been accumulating
we have been accumulating
you have been accumulating
they have been accumulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accumulating
you will have been accumulating
he/she/it will have been accumulating
we will have been accumulating
you will have been accumulating
they will have been accumulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accumulating
you had been accumulating
he/she/it had been accumulating
we had been accumulating
you had been accumulating
they had been accumulating
Conditional
I would accumulate
you would accumulate
he/she/it would accumulate
we would accumulate
you would accumulate
they would accumulate
Past Conditional
I would have accumulated
you would have accumulated
he/she/it would have accumulated
we would have accumulated
you would have accumulated
they would have accumulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accumulate - get or gather togetheraccumulate - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
run up - pile up (debts or scores)
corral - collect or gather; "corralling votes for an election"
collect, pull in - get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"
scrape up, scrape, scratch, come up - gather (money or other resources) together over time; "She had scraped together enough money for college"; "they scratched a meager living"
chunk, lump - put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"
bale - make into a bale; "bale hay"
catch - take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
fund - accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability; "fund a medical care plan"
fund - place or store up in a fund for accumulation
salt away, stack away, stash away, store, hive away, lay in, put in - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
2.accumulate - collect or gatheraccumulate - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"

accumulate

verb build up, increase, grow, be stored, collect, gather, pile up, amass, stockpile, hoard, accrue, cumulate Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
distribute, scatter, disperse, diffuse, dissipate, propagate, disseminate

accumulate

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
Translations
يُكَدِّس، يُكَوِّم
hromadit
hobe sig opsamle
felhalmozódik
safnast saman
akumuliatoriuskauptikauptissankaupa
uzkrāt
hromadiť
nakopičiti

accumulate

[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt]
A. VTacumular
B. VIacumularse
C. CPD accumulated depreciation Ndepreciación f acumulada

accumulate

[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt]
vt
[+ possessions, wealth] → accumuler, amasser
[+ evidence] → accumuler
[+ wisdom] → acquérir
vi
[debts] → s'accumuler, s'amasser
[substance, toxins] → s'accumuler
These toxins accumulate in the lungs → Ces toxines s'accumulent dans les poumons.

accumulate

vtansammeln, anhäufen, akkumulieren (form); evidencesammeln; (Fin) interestakkumulieren or zusammenkommen lassen
visich ansammeln or akkumulieren (form); (possessions, wealth also)sich anhäufen; (evidence)sich häufen

accumulate

[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt]
1. vtaccumulare
2. viaccumularsi

accumulate

(əˈkjuːmjuleit) verb
(usually of things) to gather or be gathered together in a large quantity. Rubbish accumulates very quickly in our house.
acˈcumulation noun
acˈcumulator noun
a type of electric battery.

accumulate

v. acumular, añadir, aumentar.

accumulate

vt, vi acumular(se)
References in classic literature ?
Rich people have no right to sit down and enjoy themselves, or let their money accumulate for others to waste.
All were precisely in the same condition as before they made themselves so ridiculous by their haste to toil, to enjoy, to accumulate gold, and to become wise.
The leaves might bestrew him, and the soil gradually accumulate and form a little hillock over his frame, no matter whether there were life in it or no.
It might be thought that this was a poor way to accumulate a princely fortune --and so it was, a very poor way indeed.
It will not be worth the while to accumulate property; that would be sure to go again.
I allowed silence to accumulate while I got my im- pressiveness together, and then said:
And so, for a whole year, he sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find of textile and embroidered work, getting the dainty Delhi muslins, finely wrought with gold-thread palmates and stitched over with iridescent beetles' wings; the Dacca gauzes, that from their transparency are known in the East as "woven air," and "running water," and "evening dew"; strange figured cloths from Java; elaborate yellow Chinese hangings; books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis, birds and images; veils of lacis worked in Hungary point; Sicilian brocades and stiff Spanish velvets; Georgian work, with its gilt coins, and Japanese Foukousas, with their green-toned golds and their marvellously plumaged birds.
The only refuge left for those who prophesy the downfall of the State governments is the visionary supposition that the federal government may previously accumulate a military force for the projects of ambition.
These alone can one claim undisputed right to, nor may he accumulate more of these than are required for his actual needs.
One might invest all one's money, leave it to accumulate at interest, and hurry on ahead
You have been in my service a year, your fund has already begun to accumulate -- let it continue to do so.
Pope Julius came afterwards and found the Church strong, possessing all the Romagna, the barons of Rome reduced to impotence, and, through the chastisements of Alexander, the factions wiped out; he also found the way open to accumulate money in a manner such as had never been practised before Alexander's time.