V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to gather together or collect
Synonyms: compile, acquire, gather, collect, accumulate, garner
Antonyms: disperse, scatter
Tips: Amass is derived from the French amasser, "to gather into a mass." It is often used to describe the accumulation of something positive: "He amassed a small fortune during his life."
Our company amassed a great deal of assets by steadily buying other companies. (acquired)
I have amassed a great deal of knowledge during my time in graduate school. (acquired, garnered)
My mother has amassed many great recipes from watching her favorite cooking shows on television. (compiled, collected)
The art dealer amassed an impressive collection of paintings during his many years in the business. (acquired, collected)
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