1. an increase or build up (over a period of time), a gathering of a large amount






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accumulate wealth

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 To accumulate means to gather together objects or things over a period of time. You can 'accumulate wealth' or 'accumulate knowledge'. This verb can be used in social contexts but you're more likely to hear it in a formal or professional situation. Similar in meaning to 'amass'.

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  1. The prisoners were able to escape because they'd been accumulating everything they needed for months!
  2. This website gives lots of great advice on how to accumulate a passive income.

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  1. This accumulation of data will allow us to track how transit times affect commuters across the country.
  2. I have quite an accumulation of receipts. It will take some time to process them.
  3. The record of accumulated incidents has led us to make a decision, Mr Jones. I'm afraid we'll have to let you go.

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