Accumulate and Contract


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Accumulate verb – To become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number.
Usage example: the number of complaints about that mail order firm is really accumulating

Contract is an antonym for accumulate in gather or amass something topic.
Nearby Words: accumulation, accumulating, accumulator, accumulative
Antonyms for Accumulate


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Contract verb – To become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter.
Usage example: metal contracts at low temperatures

Accumulate is an antonym for contract.
Nearby Words: contracted, contraction, contracting, contractual, contractor
Antonyms for Contract
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Common collocations

kind accumulate kind contract kind
taint accumulate taint contract taint
hits accumulate hits contract hits
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Contract or Accumulate. 2016. Accessed January 16, 2022.

Antonyms for accumulate
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