Accumulated



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

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 Amy Zimmerman July 29, 2014

Living an upright life and without holding an official post, he accumulated virtue and cultivated goodness.
The Mystery of Yo-Yo Ma’s Name Henry Louis Gates, Jr. February 8, 2010

The accumulated five-dollar tickets will surely be a boon to town coffers.
Jerry Sandusky Trial: The Defense Reveals Its Strategy Diane Dimond June 11, 2012

The country’s banks have accumulated, by one report, deposits from Russian nationals that actually exceed its GDP.
What’s the Matter With Capital Flows? Megan McArdle March 17, 2013

But minor though they may be, the stack of quibbles this season has accumulated can be piled fairly high.
Idol’s White-Guy Problem Richard Rushfield May 25, 2011

Historical Examples

Abuse, cruelty, outrage, accumulated on the heads of the poor Aleuts.
Vikings of the Pacific Agnes C. Laut

I had accumulated a farflung line of drinking men as friends.
The Old Game Samuel G. Blythe

And in the meantime all my accumulated experience had been added to enhance my original talent.
Greener Than You Think Ward Moore

There was the accumulated bitterness of months in his voice.
A Breath of Prairie and other stories Will Lillibridge

Wealth, in its view, was less the mere production of goods than the accumulated happiness of humble men.
Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham Harold J. Laski

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

past participle adjective from accumulate (v.). It drove out accumulate (adj.) in this sense (except in poetic use) by c.1700.
v.

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

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