A Dictionary of the English Language
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To Accu'mulate. v.a. [from accumulo, Lat.] To heap one thing upon another; to pile up, to heap together. It is used either literally, as, to accumulate money, or, figuratively, as, to accumulate merit or wickedness.

If thou dost slander her, and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
On horrors head horrors accumulate;
For nothing can'st thou to damnation add.
Shakesp. Othello.

Crusht by imaginary treason's weight,
Which too much merit did accumulate.
Sir John Denham.

Sources: Denham, John (75) · Shakespeare's Othello (60)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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