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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 ?
The days of the far-off future would toil onward, still with the same burden for her to take up, and bear along with her, but never to fling down; for the accumulating days and added years would pile up their misery upon the heap of shame.
I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly have not spent much time in accumulating property.
We traveled everywhere--years and years-- picking up smatterings of strange tongues, familiarizing ourselves with strange sights and strange customs, accumulating an education of a wide and varied and curious sort.
Now all the property of my old master, slaves included, was in the hands of strangers,--strangers who had had nothing to do with accumulating it.
The happiness of his own chosen English home, the necessity of being always actively employed, the swift changes and troubles of the time which bad followed on one another so fast, that the events of this week annihilated the immature plans of last week, and the events of the week following made all new again; he knew very well, that to the force of these circumstances he had yielded:--not without disquiet, but still without continuous and accumulating resistance.
Herbert probably would have been scratching his head in a most rueful manner at the sight of his accumulating figures.
That will help us to understand how the love of accumulating money grows an absorbing passion in men whose imaginations, even in the very beginning of their hoard, showed them no purpose beyond it.
Sailing ninety leagues farther, you see the noted port of Jodda, where the pilgrims that go to Mecca and Medina unlade those rich presents which the zeal of different princes is every day accumulating at the tomb of Mahomet.
The duration prescribed is such as will give them an opportunity of greatly extending their political information, and of rendering their accumulating experience more and more beneficial to their country.
But I am insulting the intelligence of my Readers by accumulating details which must be patent to everyone who enjoys the advantages of a Residence in Spaceland.
as a matter of course) all participation in this money, while their portion goes to the fund accumulating for those domestics who remain with me, and among whom it will be divided at my death.
Gondy remained firm, and the abuse of the day seemed to glide over his head as the sarcasms of the evening before had done; but hatred and revenge were accumulating in his heart silently and drop by drop.