accumulate


accumulate
01. Emmanuel was able to [accumulate] a certain amount of English vocabulary working with a British family in France.
02. My wife keeps going to garage sales, and has [accumulated] a lot of worthless junk that she considers to be a real bargain.
03. Pesticides in our food tend to [accumulate] in the body over time, and can be quite unhealthy.
04. Our front hall seems to [accumulate] tons of dust and dirt from the children coming in and out with their friends and toys.
05. Henry managed to [accumulate] some valuable experience working in his father's company over the summer.
06. I have [accumulated] enough air-miles on my card now to fly about 25 miles.
07. In some ways, a star is like a campfire that is not stirred; the ashes [accumulate] at the center, and the fuel in the outer parts never gets used.
08. Tycho Brahe [accumulated] 20 years of precise measurements of the positions of the Earth, moon and sun.
09. The [accumulation] of nuclear weapons in the world has reached a level where we are now able to actually destroy our planet.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that the rich [accumulate] money, but the poor [accumulate] years.
11. Thomas Jones once said that friends come and go, but enemies [accumulate].
12. Henry Brooks Adams once said, "Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it [accumulates] in the form of inert facts."
13. Hockey goalie Jacques Plante [accumulated] 200 stitches in his face over the course of his career.
14. We sure have [accumulated] a lot of useless crap over the years. Maybe if we have a garage sale, we can get rid of some of it.
15. The weatherman is forecasting local snowfall [accumulations] of three to four inches tomorrow.
16. At over 100 years of age, she has certainly [accumulated] a lot of knowledge of the history of this country simply by living through it.
17. [Cumulative] foreign direct investment in Hungary totals more than $23 billion since 1989.
18. Indoor air pollution is caused by an [accumulation] of contaminants that come primarily from inside the building, although some originate outdoors.
19. Salman Rushdie wrote, "Trouble in a marriage is like monsoon water [accumulating] on a flat roof. You don't realize it's up there, but it gets heavier and heavier, until one day, with a great crash, the whole roof falls in on your head."
20. You received a low mark on your essay due to an [accumulation] of errors in sentence structure.
21. Scientific knowledge [accumulates] through empirical observations of the world around us.
22. Garbage which is dumped into streams and rivers often [accumulates] on beaches, where it alters the environment of the oceans.
23. As the early Christian church spread throughout the world, it [accumulated] musical elements from diverse areas.
24. The citizenry of fifteenth century Europe was able to [accumulate] wealth through commerce, banking and crafts.

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  • accumulate — ac·cu·mu·late vb lat·ed, lat·ing vt: to gather esp. little by little; specif: to add (income from a fund) back into the principal vi: to increase gradually in amount or number Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • accumulate — accumulate, amass, hoard imply in both literal and figurative usage a bringing together so as to make a store or great quantity. Accumulate implies a piling up by a series of increases rather than by a single complete act; it is applicable to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accumulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accumulating}.] [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare; ad + cumulare to heap. See {Cumulate}.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late ([a^]k*k[=u] m[ u]*l[=a]t), v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly. [1913 Webster] Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accumulate — Ac*cu mu*late ( l[asl]t), a. [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare.] Collected; accumulated. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accumulate — (v.) 1520s, from L. accumulatus, pp. of accumulare to heap up (see ACCUMULATION (Cf. accumulation)); Related: ACCUMULATED (Cf. Accumulated); accumulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • accumulate — [v] gather or amass something accrue, acquire, add to, agglomerate, aggregate, amalgamate, assemble, bring together, cache, clean up*, collect, collocate, compile, concentrate, cumulate, draw together, expand, gain, gather, grow, heap, heap… …   New thesaurus

  • accumulate — ► VERB 1) gather together a number or quantity of. 2) gather or build up. DERIVATIVES accumulation noun accumulative adjective. ORIGIN Latin accumulare heap up , from cumulus a heap …   English terms dictionary

  • accumulate — [ə kyo͞om′yo͞o lāt΄, ə kyo͞om′yəlāt΄] vt., vi. accumulated, accumulating [< L accumulatus, pp. of accumulare < ad , to + cumulare, to heap: see CUMULUS] to pile up, collect, or gather together, esp. over a period of time accumulable [ə… …   English World dictionary

  • accumulate — verb ADVERB ▪ gradually, slowly ▪ steadily ▪ quickly, rapidly VERB + ACCUMULATE ▪ begin to …   Collocations dictionary