- 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 amassing
But together they are quite the pair, amassing nearly 25 million followers on Instagram alone.Kendall Tries to Outdo Kim by Straddling Cara Delevingne in Love Magazine
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The Fuhrer claimed in his will that he was a man of modest means—but he was amassing billions in property, art, and cash.Adolf Hitler: Secret Billionaire
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They're not about amassing medals, so much as engendering goodwill; less cut-throat competition, more track and fealty.Kiss the…Queen’s Baton? The British Empire Is Alive and Well
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Amassing a collection of his own, moreover, might eventually ease his entrance into elitist scientific circles.Exploring the Amazon, While We Still Can
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After sending a staffer to a haunted house and amassing more than 4.5 million views on YouTube, she decided to do it again.Ellen’s Haunted House, Panda Cubs, and More Viral Videos
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He pushed his mercantile business for years, amassing an immense fortune.Hidden Treasures
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It is not only the most honest and honorable, but the surest means of amassing property.Popular Education
We have been amassing wealth too often selfishly, and madly.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror
There is a capacity for amassing facts, but no power of co-ordinating these facts.Immortal Memories
But the amassing of wealth suited neither her taste nor her principles.Famous Women: George Sand
- (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 amassing
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