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amass (v.)

late 15c., "to heap up for oneself," from Old French amasser "bring together, assemble, accumulate" (12c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + masser, from masse "lump, heap, pile" (from PIE root *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit"). Related: Amassed; amassing; amassable.

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Definitions of amass

amass (v.)
collect or gather;
Synonyms: accumulate / cumulate / conglomerate / pile up / gather
amass (v.)
get or gather together;
She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
Synonyms: roll up / collect / accumulate / pile up / compile / hoard
From wordnet.princeton.edu