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amass

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verb \ə-ˈmas\

Simple Definition of amass

  • : to gather or collect (something, such as a large amount of money) especially for yourself

Full Definition of amass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to collect for oneself :  accumulate <amass a great fortune>

  3. 2 :  to collect into a mass :  gather <must select rather than simply amass details>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to come together :  assemble

amass·er noun
amass·mentplay \-mənt\ noun

Examples of amass

  1. They've amassed a wealth of information.

  2. <amassed a truckload of donations in the course of their canned food drive>



Origin of amass

Anglo-French amasser, from a- (from Latin ad-) + masser to gather into a mass, from masse mass


First Known Use: 15th century


AMASS Defined for Kids

amass

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verb \ə-ˈmas\

Definition of amass

amassedamass·ing

  1. :  to collect or gather together <The businessman was able to amass a fortune.>





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