English verb: accumulate
|1.||accumulate (possession) get or gather together|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||They accumulate the money in the closet|
|Synonyms||amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||Journals are accumulating in my office.|
The work keeps piling up.
|Examples||The crowds accumulate in the streets|
|Synonyms||amass, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||accrete, backlog, drift|