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- Definition of the adjective accumulate
- Definition of the verb accumulate
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Definition of the adjective accumulate
What does accumulate mean as an attribute of a noun?
- [rare] Collected; accumulated.
Definition of the verb accumulate
What does accumulate mean as a doing word?
Accumulate is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: accumulated | accumulating | accumulates
- get or gather together
- example: They accumulate the money in the closet
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] The teacher gathered the kids Verbs of Existence: aggregate, amass, assemble, cluster, collect, congregate, convene, flock, gather, group, herd, huddle, mass [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] together The teacher gathered the kids together [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] The kids are assembling [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part Verbs of Change of Possession: accept, accrue, appropriate, borrow, cadge, collect, exact, grab, inherit, receive, recover, regain, retrieve, seize, select, snatch [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- synonyms of accumulate: amass / collect / compile / hoard / pile up / roll up
- more generic terms: hive away / lay in / put in / salt away / stack away / stash away / store = keep or lay aside for future use
- more specific terms:
- run up = pile up
- corral = collect or gather
- collect / pull in = get or bring together
- scrape up / come up / scratch / scrape = gather (money or other resources) together over time
- chunk / lump = put together indiscriminately
- bale = make into a bale
- catch = take in and retain
- fund = accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability
- fund = place or store up in a fund for accumulation
- collect or gather
- example: The crowds accumulate in the streets
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] The teacher gathered the kids [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] together The teacher gathered the kids together [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] The kids are assembling
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of accumulate: amass / conglomerate / cumulate / gather / pile up
- more generic word: increase = become bigger or greater in amount
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb accumulate
- [transitive] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass.
- synonym: collect
- [intransitive] To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
- synonym: pile up
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accumulate
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by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray
If the person to whom the accumulated income is to be paid has a vested indefeasible right to the possession of the principal or the accumulations, then the direction to accumulate is an illegal restraint on Chap. XX. l See Scott's Trusts Ont. 439 ...
The Fish People (1983)
Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia by Jean Elizabeth Jackson
This contrasts with some other parts of the world, for example, Melanesia, where the opposite holds, and the ability to accumulate is the path to power and prestige.
Annual Report (1819)
by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Education
In all common cases, therefore, it must consume a long time, of the very prime of a man's life, to accumulate means enough to complete a protracted and expensive course of education. And further, the profitable pursuit of business must ...
Origins, Evolution, and Goals by J. Kirk, H. Michael Erisman
Much more definitive and much more lasting than all the gold that one can accumulate is the gratitude of a people. Che Guevara, 1960, On Revolutionary Medicine It is time to overcome the ridiculous myth of the invincible Cubans. Who ever ...
by R. Blackwell, J. Chatha, E. Nell
But for him the motivation to accumulate is a different animal from the neo- classical motivation to sacrifice current consumption. A number of relevant statements are to be found in Marx's attack on the abstinence theory of profits ( section 3, ...
by Mark Rush, Robert J. Barro
Endogenous population growth models view children as another type of investment; in particular, the decision about the amount of human capital to accumulate is a key decision on which these model focus. Finally, other new models assume ...
by Neville G. Gregory, Temple Grandin
This increases the viability of the Campylobacter, and it indicates that allowing protozoa to accumulate is a risky strategy. When birds are fasted before they are collected for slaughter, they become hungry and start eating the litter.
by Great Britain. Parliament
The considerable savings which peasant farmers on some estates are able to accumulate is an honourable testimony to the forbearance with which some Irish landowners have usod thoir powers ; but the fact that even on the most ...
by Jill Bailey
For example, the insecticide DDT and its derivatives accumulate in the fatty tissues of mammals and birds. These toxins are passed up the food chain, accumulating in greatest concentrations in top predators such as mammals and birds ...
by Jeanne Mager Stellman
CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE 75-45-6 • The gos is heavier than air and may accumulate in low ceiling spaces causing deficiency of oxygen • On contact with hot surfaces or flames this ...
by Robert Hartwell Fiske
When snow forms, hundreds of tiny ice crystals accumulate together to form the snowflakes we are familiar with.
ln regard to the RVC calculation, the producer of the good wishes to accumulate certain originating costs incurred in the production of ...
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Usage statistics about accumulate
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb accumulate:
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1M3U1L1A1T1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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