Ac·cu·mu·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accumulated p. pr. & vb. n. Accumulating.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.
Syn: -- To collect; pile up; store; amass; gather; aggregate; heap together; hoard.
Ac·cu·mu·late v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. --Goldsmith.
Ac·cu·mu·late a. Collected; accumulated.
v 1: get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the
man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a
lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small
fortune" [syn: roll up, collect, pile up, amass,
2: collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office";
"The work keeps piling up" [syn: cumulate, conglomerate,
pile up, gather, amass]