accumulate

  • 1 accumulate — ac·cu·mu·late vb lat·ed, lat·ing vt: to gather esp. little by little; specif: to add (income from a fund) back into the principal vi: to increase gradually in amount or number Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 accumulate — accumulate, amass, hoard imply in both literal and figurative usage a bringing together so as to make a store or great quantity. Accumulate implies a piling up by a series of increases rather than by a single complete act; it is applicable to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accumulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accumulating}.] [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare; ad + cumulare to heap. See {Cumulate}.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late ([a^]k*k[=u] m[ u]*l[=a]t), v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly. [1913 Webster] Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late ( l[asl]t), a. [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare.] Collected; accumulated. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 accumulate — (v.) 1520s, from L. accumulatus, pp. of accumulare to heap up (see ACCUMULATION (Cf. accumulation)); Related: ACCUMULATED (Cf. Accumulated); accumulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 accumulate — [v] gather or amass something accrue, acquire, add to, agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assemble, bring together, cache, clean up*, collect, collocate, compile, concentrate, cumulate, draw together, expand, gain, gather, grow, heap, heap… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 accumulate — ► VERB 1) gather together a number or quantity of. 2) gather or build up. DERIVATIVES accumulation noun accumulative adjective. ORIGIN Latin accumulare heap up , from cumulus a heap …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 accumulate — [ə kyo͞om′yo͞o lāt΄, ə kyo͞om′yəlāt΄] vt., vi. accumulated, accumulating [< L accumulatus, pp. of accumulare < ad , to + cumulare, to heap: see CUMULUS] to pile up, collect, or gather together, esp. over a period of time accumulable [ə… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 accumulate — 01. Emmanuel was able to [accumulate] a certain amount of English vocabulary working with a British family in France. 02. My wife keeps going to garage sales, and has [accumulated] a lot of worthless junk that she considers to be a real bargain.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 accumulate — verb ADVERB ▪ gradually, slowly ▪ steadily ▪ quickly, rapidly VERB + ACCUMULATE ▪ begin to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 accumulate — broker/ analyst recommendation that could mean slightly different things depending on the broker/analyst. In general, it means to increase the number of shares of a particular security over the near term, but not to liquidate other parts of the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 accumulate — [[t]əkju͟ːmjʊleɪt[/t]] accumulates, accumulating, accumulated V ERG When you accumulate things or when they accumulate, they collect or are gathered over a period of time. [V n] It suggests that households accumulate wealth across a broad… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 accumulate — ac|cu|mu|late [əˈkju:mjuleıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of accumulare, from ad to + cumulare to pile up ] 1.) [T] to gradually get more and more money, possessions, knowledge etc over a period of time ▪ It is unjust… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 accumulate */ — UK [əˈkjuːmjʊleɪt] / US [əˈkjumjəˌleɪt] verb Word forms accumulate : present tense I/you/we/they accumulate he/she/it accumulates present participle accumulating past tense accumulated past participle accumulated a) [transitive] to get more and… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 accumulate — [c]/əˈkjumjəleɪt / (say uh kyoohmyuhlayt) verb (accumulated, accumulating) –verb (t) 1. to heap up; gather as into a mass; collect: *It rejoiced Mr Roxburgh to accumulate technical terms he would never be required to use in his own sphere of life …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 accumulate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin accumulatus, past participle of accumulare, from ad + cumulare to heap up more at cumulate Date: 15th century transitive verb to gather or pile up especially little by little ; amass …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 accumulate — accumulable, adj. /euh kyooh myeuh layt /, v., accumulated, accumulating. v.t. 1. to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up: to accumulate wealth. v.i. 2. to gather into a heap, mass, cover, etc.; form a steadily increasing quantity …

    Universalium

  • 19 accumulate — 1. verb /əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt/ a) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass. He wishes to accumulate a sum of money …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 accumulate — [16] Accumulate was borrowed from Latin accumulāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix ad , here meaning ‘in addition’, and cumulāre ‘heap up’ (the source of English cumulative). Cumulāre itself derived from cumulus ‘heap’; English adopted… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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