Dictionary.com

accumulate

[ uh-kyoo-myuh-leyt ]
/ 蓹藞kyu my蓹藢le瑟t /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: accumulate / accumulated / accumulates / accumulating on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), ac路cu路mu路lat路ed, ac路cu路mu路lat路ing.
to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up: to accumulate wealth.
verb (used without object), ac路cu路mu路lat路ed, ac路cu路mu路lat路ing.
to gather into a heap, mass, cover, etc.; form a steadily increasing quantity: Snow accumulated in the driveway. His debts kept on accumulating.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes 鈥渟ky blue鈥?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of accumulate

1520鈥30; <Latin accumul膩tus heaped up (past participle of accumul膩re), equivalent to ac-ac- + cumul(us) heap + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM accumulate

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use accumulate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for accumulate

accumulate
/ (蓹藞kju藧mj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to gather or become gathered together in an increasing quantity; amass; collect

Derived forms of accumulate

accumulable, adjectiveaccumulative, adjectiveaccumulatively, adverbaccumulativeness, noun

Word Origin for accumulate

C16: from Latin accumul膩tus, past participle of accumul膩re to heap up, from cumulus a heap
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK