Accumulate



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.
Contemporary Examples

Musketeer Oil heiress Eleanor Ritchey had a tendency to accumulate things.
The World’s 12 Richest Dogs The Daily Beast June 17, 2010

Moreover, even a very strict per-purchase limit would permit people to accumulate ammunition over time.
You Can’t Save Gun Control With Word Games Megan McArdle December 18, 2012

The notion that one should accumulate credentials before launching a venture simply does not exist.
Marching Through the Meltdown Dan Senor, Saul Singer October 24, 2009

Bolstered by the momentum of Savage, Masters continued to accumulate up-and-coming conservative talent.
The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio Caitlin Dickson November 22, 2014

I suspect that the answer was not to just accumulate victory points.
Tammany Hall: the Game Where You Play as a New York City Ward Boss Noah Kristula-Green May 3, 2013

Historical Examples

Interest was allowed to accumulate, until the whole debt amounted to the sum of a thousand dollars.
Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper

It would be easy as well as instructive to accumulate examples.
The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley

Thus Buddhists accumulate religious “merit” 166 not only by fasting and praying, but by making collections of jewels and symbols.
Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

Then you began to take part in local politics and to accumulate ambitions.
Jack O’ Judgment Edgar Wallace

From time to time it cleans out the dirt and rubbish which accumulate in the hole.
The Industries of Animals Frdric Houssay

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

1520s, from Latin accumulatus, past participle of accumulare “to heap up” (see accumulation). Related: Accumulated; accumulating.

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