• (RP) IPA: /əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ə.ˈkjum.jə.ˌleɪt/

accumulate (accumulates, present participle accumulating; past and past participle accumulated)

  1. (transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together (either literally or figuratively)
    He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
    Synonyms: amass, heap, hoard, store, Thesaurus:pile up
  2. (intransitive) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
    Synonyms: aggregate, amound, collect, gather, Thesaurus:accumulate
  3. (education, dated) To take a higher degree at the same time with a lower degree, or at a shorter interval than usual.
Translations Translations
  • French: accumuler
  • German: sich vermehren
  • Italian: accumularsi
  • Portuguese: acumular
  • Russian: нака́пливаться
  • Spanish: acumularse

accumulate (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.
Related terms

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.009
Offline English dictionary