Accumulate (verb)

  1. To gather or collect (something) gradually over time.
  2. To build up or increase (something) steadily.

Origin:

Early 17th century: from latin accumulat- "heaped up", from the verb accumulare, from ad- "to" + cumulus "heap".

Examples:

  1. She accumulated a large collection of stamps over the years.
  2. He accumulated a lot of wealth through hard work and investment.
  3. The company accumulated a large amount of debt.
  4. The student accumulated a lot of knowledge through reading.
  5. The company's reputation accumulated gradually over time.
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