Definition of amass:
foregather, compose, round up, stack up, agglomerate, corral, bundle, gather up, build up, pull in, roll, accumulate, assemble, accrete, lump, lay away, gain, monetize, earn, hive up, take in, meet, mass, bulk, claim back, pile, hoard up, hoard, pull together, aggregate, concentrate, recover, stash, roll up, collect, cumulate, conglomerate, compile, pucker, store up, call for, squirrel away, tuck, get together, constellate, cash in, forgather, heap up, bundle up, cache, gather, furl, wrap up, pick up, hive, accrue, congregate, group, pile up, stack.
- acquire (part of speech: verb)
- take (part of speech: verb)
- "Seraphita", Honore de Balzac.
- "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.
If the reader has followed us thus far he will have seen that while the idea of public necessity has been put prominently forth as the excuse for the great donations made to railroad companies, and the apology for the special privileges granted to them, in fact, the real object has been to create by special charter a privileged class with facilities to amass fortunes, and by the power granted to this class of perpetual succession and exclusive right under the law, to compel the whole people to pay tribute to it.- "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.