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accumulate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • First attested in the 1520's.
  • From Latin accumulātus, perfect passive participle of accumulō (amass, pile up), formed from ad (to, towards, at) + cumulō (heap), from cumulus (a heap).

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VerbEdit

accumulate (third-person singular simple present accumulates, present participle accumulating, simple past and past participle accumulated)

  1. (transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass.
    He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
  2. (intransitive) 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. - Oliver Goldsmith

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AdjectiveEdit

accumulate (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

accumulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of accumulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of accumulare
  3. feminine plural of accumulato

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From accumulō (amass, pile up)

AdverbEdit

accumulātē (comparative accumulātius, superlative accumulātissimē)

  1. abundantly, copiously

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ReferencesEdit

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)