- to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up: to accumulate wealth.
- to gather into a heap, mass, cover, etc.; form a steadily increasing quantity: Snow accumulated in the driveway. His debts kept on accumulating.
Origin of accumulate
Examples from the Web for accumulated
In our digital world, all the accumulated knowledge of human history is available in the palm of our hands.The Facts About Ferguson Matter, Dammit
December 3, 2014
The crowd that accumulated to watch the squabble reportedly applauded and cheered as Bieber fled the scene.An Unlikely Hero Blooms in Ibiza: Orlando Bloom Sort of Punches Justin Bieber
July 30, 2014
The raw numbers that he accumulated over his 19 years in that uniform—at least, the raw offensive numbers—are unarguably great.Why We Worship Derek Jeter (Even If He Kinda Sucks at Shortstop)
February 13, 2014
The Guardian reported in 2007 that he had accumulated $40 billion in hidden wealth.The Stench of Sochi
February 12, 2014
Nonetheless, the accumulated costs of senseless mass shootings pile up, demanding our attention.What We Didn’t Learn After Newtown
December 8, 2013
Silence was painful to me, and reply only accumulated difficulty and vexation.
But the accumulated weight of generations of broken law is on our heads.Hetty's Strange History
I had accumulated a farflung line of drinking men as friends.The Old Game
Samuel G. Blythe
There was the accumulated bitterness of months in his voice.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
Had they not yet finished paying their accumulated debt to misfortune?Fruitfulness
- to gather or become gathered together in an increasing quantity; amass; collect
Word Origin and History for accumulated
past participle adjective from accumulate (v.). It drove out accumulate (adj.) in this sense (except in poetic use) by c.1700.