Amassed



to gather for oneself; collect as one’s own:
to amass a huge amount of money.
to collect into a mass or pile; gather:
He amassed his papers for his memoirs.
to come together; assemble:
crowds amassing for the parade.
Contemporary Examples

The administration has amassed not just a middling or even moderately bad foreign-policy record, but an appalling one.
Not Just the Middle East: Obama Foreign Policy Record Is Appalling David B. Rivkin, Jr., Lee A. Casey September 20, 2012

Tyson would have sex with his championship belt on and amassed a collection homemade sex tapes.
Speed Read: 7 Juiciest Stories from Mike Tyson’s Memoir Thomas Flynn November 5, 2013

Before long, he had amassed 26 beehives, dripping with honey.
Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions Marlow Stern September 10, 2013

Within minutes, Facebook groups like R.I.P. Victims of Boston Marathon Explosions amassed thousands of “likes.”
Twitter Explodes Over Boston Bombings, but Cooler Voices Urge Restraint Lauren Ashburn April 16, 2013

And she has amassed a world-class 10,000-volume library devoted to botany through the ages.
John Edwards’ Sugar Mama Lloyd Grove January 28, 2010

Historical Examples

He carried on a small weaving business in addition to his farm, and amassed a considerable sum of money.
Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events S. Baring-Gould

They seized the chances for industry and commerce and amassed wealth.
Folkways William Graham Sumner

He had amassed a large fortune and spent his later years in voluptuous ease.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

They had amassed quite a little property, and bought a farm in Blaisois.
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina

Does not his whole existence depend on an amassed capital of knowledge?
Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music Charles Gounod

verb
(transitive) to accumulate or collect (esp riches, etc)
to gather in a heap; bring together
v.

late 15c., “to heap up for oneself,” from Old French amasser, from à “to” (see ad-) + masser (see mass (n.1)). Related: Amassed; amassing.

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