accumulate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ə.ˈkjum.jə.ˌleɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
accumulate

Third-person singular
accumulates

Past tense
accumulated

Past participle
accumulated

Present participle
accumulating

  1. To accumulate is to collect in a pile.
    He worried that the paperwork would accumulate on his desk if he took a day off work.
  2. To accumulate is to collect things over time.
    By saving small amounts of money each week, he watched his wealth accumulate over the years.