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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.
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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
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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.
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accumulate

- One of its Latin elements is cumulus, "a heap."
See also related terms for heap.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
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accumulate

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

accumulate

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

[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt]
1. vtaccumulare
2. viaccumularsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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accumulate

v. acumular, añadir, aumentar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

accumulate

vt, vi acumular(se)
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References in classic literature ?
'First accumulate a mass of Facts: and then construct a Theory.' That, I believe, is the true Scientific Method.
The compressed sand, or porous coral rock, is permeated like a sponge with the salt water, but the rain which falls on the surface must sink to the level of the surrounding sea, and must accumulate there, displacing an equal bulk of the salt water.
These crabs inhabit deep burrows, which they hollow out beneath the roots of trees; and where they accumulate surprising quantities of the picked fibres of the cocoa-nut husk, on which they rest as on a bed.
On my way to dinner I was compelled to accumulate the kick--two cocktails, three, and, if I met some fellows, four or five, or six, it didn't matter within several.
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.
You have been in my service a year, your fund has already begun to accumulate -- let it continue to do so."
My dear mother--I have kept you posted as far as Tuesday week last, and, although my letter will not have reached you yet, I will begin another before my news accumulates too much.
The judgements were appealed by Accumulate to the Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal and the court has now decided to dismiss both cases.
Accumulate will become a wholly owned subsidiary of O.C.
"However, no demographic variable is strongly associated with the probability that a DC plan participant will accumulate debt faster than retirement savings," the study says.
In the EPL, players face a suspension, as well as a trivial fine of 15 [pounds sterling], each time they accumulate five yellow cards.