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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.
Historical Examples

The struggle for the first nickel had been wearing and wearying, but the amassment of the second was beyond description difficult.
Americans All Various

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

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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