accumulate accumulate  /ə ˈkjum jə ˌleɪt/


  1. (v) get or gather together
  2. (v) collect or gather

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  1. Now, though, successful firms with undervalued obligations may have to accumulate additional cash, amid the credit crunch, just to prop up their pension accounts.
  2. Much of Yugoslavia's "liberalization" is dictated by a desire to accumulate foreign exchange.
  3. Most diamond cutters, who come from poor villages around Surat, can expect to do well for themselves as they accumulate experience: a senior cutter can demand $5,000-$7,500 a year.


  1. Greenbacks selected to first team all-4A

    The post-season honors continue to accumulate for members of the Pratt High School softball team. After nine Lady Greenbacks were named to all-league teams by the Central Kansas League, four of those took it to the next level by being named 4A All-State by the Kansas Softball Coaches Association.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Pratt Tribune

  2. Enviro-Master Adds 72 Chick-Fil-A Locations to Its Increasing List of Clients

    Enviro-Master's continued success with their hygiene service and germ-prevention methods has recently helped the company accumulate 72 separate contracts with Chick-Fil-A locations in 12 of their major ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Jewel-Osco dropping out of gasoline discount program

    If you’ve been hoping to save a nickel or so a gallon on gasoline by swiping your Jewel-Osco card at Chicago-area Shell stations, you have less than two weeks to accumulate those discounts and just over a month to use them. Jewel has announced it will no longer be participating in the Fuel Rewards Network program. The last day for store customers to rack up the discounts via store purchases will ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times


  1. Williams, a longtime critic of the war in Iraq, said in uncharacteristically blunt language: "We have only one hegemonic power at the moment. It is not accumulating territory, it is trying to accumulate influence and control. That's not working."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Reuters

  2. These are substances that don't appear in nature and "they accumulate in the human body, they persist in the environment," Berkeley's Wilson said.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Michael Wilson Source: The Associated Press

  3. Former president Jimmy Carter,an Obama supporter, told the Guardian, a British newspaper, that naming Clinton "would be the worst mistake that could be made" and "would just accumulate the negative aspects of both candidates."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Free Internet Press

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