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Time DurationPlay
Use 'accumulate' to show that something is increasing over a period of time, not instantly. SlideOver the years, he accumulated a vast collection of stamps.
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Not Always PositivePlay
'Accumulate' can refer to both desirable and undesirable increases, such as debts or problems. SlideThey accumulated a lot of debt after buying the house.
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Subtle GrowthPlay
The process of accumulating is often subtle and not easily noticed until it's significant. SlideI didn't realize how much clutter I had accumulated over the years.