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English verb: accumulate

1. accumulate (possession) get or gather together


SamplesI 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.


ExamplesThey accumulate the money in the closet


Synonymsamass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store


Narrower (hyponym)bale, catch, chunk, collect, come up, corral, fund, fund, lump, pull in, run up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

2. accumulate (change) collect or gather


SamplesJournals are accumulating in my office.
The work keeps piling up.


ExamplesThe crowds accumulate in the streets


Synonymsamass, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)accrete, backlog, drift









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