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accumulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of accumulate

  1. 1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the number of complaints about that mail order firm is really accumulating Synonyms of accumulate accelerate, increase, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to accumulate jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of accumulate contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  2. 2 to bring together in one body or place finally accumulated enough donated books to hold a book sale Synonyms of accumulate gather, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round upWords Related to accumulate ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up or together); re-collect, regather, regroupNear Antonyms of accumulate break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, sendAntonyms of accumulate dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter

  3. 3 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass clouds accumulating on the western horizon Synonyms of accumulate accrete, collect, amass, build up, concentrate, conglomerate, gather, mass, pile (up), stack (up)Words Related to accumulate agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridgeNear Antonyms of accumulate disperse, dissipate, scatter



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