Translation of "accumulate" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əˈkjuː.mjʊ.leɪt/ us

A to collect a large number of things over a long period of time

As people accumulate more wealth, they tend to spend a greater proportion of their incomes.
The company said the debt was accumulated during its acquisition of nine individual businesses.
We’ve accumulated so much rubbish over the years.

to gradually increase in number or amount

A thick layer of dust had accumulated in the room.
If you don’t go through the papers on your desk on a regular basis, they just keep on accumulating.

(Translation of “accumulate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈkjuːmjuleit/

(usually of things) to gather or be gathered together in a large quantity

Over the last few years he had accumulated a large amount of debt.
accumulation noun

the accumulation of data by various investigators.
accumulator noun

(physics) a type of electric battery

An accumulator powers the motor.

(Translation of “accumulate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)