Ac*cu"mu*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accumulated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Accumulating.] [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare; ad + cumulare to heap. See Cumulate.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.

Syn. -- To collect; pile up; store; amass; gather; aggregate; heap together; hoard.

Ac*cu"mu*late (ăk*kū"m?*lāt), v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

Ac*cu"mu*late (-l?t), a. [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare.] Collected; accumulated. Bacon.