- to gather for oneself; collect as one's own: to amass a huge amount of money.
- to collect into a mass or pile; gather: He amassed his papers for his memoirs.
- to come together; assemble: crowds amassing for the parade.
Origin of amass
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1. accumulate. 2. assemble, aggregate.
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Examples from the Web for amass
If indeed the suit was a gamble by the Jackson matriarch to amass a sizable bank account of her own, it did not pay off.Sorry, Mrs. Jackson: How the King of Pop’s Mother Lost Her Billion-Dollar Lawsuit
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Black used his prominent standing within the hate movement to amass a following of his own.Derek Black, the Reluctant Racist, and His Exit From White Nationalism
July 29, 2013
Absent the NCAA, such a student would be able to amass significant cash during a college career.End College Football
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Poor, innocent, misunderstood Rupert Murdoch; how did such a powerless individual ever amass the empire he has.Rupert Murdoch Scores With Masterly Performance at Leveson Inquiry
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They will amass forces big enough to overwhelm one of the combat outposts, then wait for the outpost to call for reinforcements.The Taliban’s Bait Game
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Whose should be the wealth, to amass which he had jeopardized his soul?Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
His was the distinction of being the only Pendarves who had ever managed to amass a fortune.
How then, shall we estimate the share of each in the riches which ALL contribute to amass?The Conquest of Bread
Surely not persons who had toiled and sweated to amass a few dollars.Find the Woman
Arthur Somers Roche
Do you want to amass wealth, then you must take it from your neighbours.
- (tr) to accumulate or collect (esp riches, etc)
- to gather in a heap; bring together
C15: from Old French amasser, from masse mass
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Word Origin and History for amass
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