amass
[ uh-mas ]
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Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
Late-15th century; French;; from amasser or the medieval Latin amassare, based on Latin massa "lump"
Synonyms
verb
garner hoard
verb
assemble collect compile
Antonyms
verb
share distribute
verb
disperse divide scatter separate
Definition
verbto gather for oneself; collect as one's own
verbto collect into a mass or pile; gather
Examples
verbA) She managed to amass considerable wealth with her law skills and reputation. B) The goal was to amass enough food to hold them over until the storm passed.
verbA) The broken vacuum tended to amass the dust in clumps on the floor instead of actually cleaning it. B) Why did they choose to amass the books in front of the bookshelves instead of shelving them?
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