Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) to accumulate or gather together
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to amass wealth
To amass means to accumulate or gather together objects or things over a period of time, or to gather together a group of people. You can 'amass a following' or 'amass a large amount of money'. This verb can be used in social contexts, but you're more likely to hear it in a formal or professional situation.
Social Examples (Advance)
The art dealer amassed a breathtaking collection of paintings and sculptures.
The woman at the end of the street was a hoarder who had amassed a huge amount of old books and antiques over the years.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Following several successful business ventures, the entrepreneur amassed considerable wealth.
The niche brand amassed millions of followers on Instagram.
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