Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) an increase or build up (over a period of time), a gathering of a large amount
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To accumulate means to gather together objects or things over a period of time. You can 'accumulate wealth' or 'accumulate knowledge'. This verb can be used in social contexts but you're more likely to hear it in a formal or professional situation. Similar in meaning to 'amass'.
Social Examples (Advance)
The prisoners were able to escape because they'd been accumulating everything they needed for months!
Professional Examples (Basic)
Thisaccumulation of datawill allow us to track how transit times affect commuters across the country.
I have quite an accumulation of receipts. It will take some time to process them.
The record of accumulated incidents have led us to make a decision, Mr. Jones. I'm afraid we'll have to let you go.
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