- 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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And Rembrandt died insolvent, while Sir Godfrey amassed a fortune!Art in England
The father of one had amassed a handsome fortune in the tailoring business.The Citizen-Soldier
They seized the chances for industry and commerce and amassed wealth.Folkways
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She remembered that it was there her father had amassed his wealth.The Rhodesian
He was a clever, prudent, enterprising man, and amassed a large fortune.Flora Lyndsay
- (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 amassed
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