Verb > Accumulate

Verb > Accumulate

1 : (+ object) : to gather or acquire (something) gradually as time passes

She has slowly accumulated (=amassed) a fortune.

You can accumulate (=earn) bonus points by participating in surveys.

The police have been accumulating (=collecting) evidence of his guilt.

2 : (no object) : to increase gradually in amount as time passes

A large amount of debris has accumulated (=collected) at the construction site.

Evidence of his guilt is accumulating.

¡X accumulation noun, plural accumulations

the accumulation of evidence against him


The company’s goal was a slow, steady accumulation of profits.

The disease is caused by accumulations of fat in the kidneys.