from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To accrue
  • v. To increase; to grow

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To accrue.
  • intransitive v. To increase; to grow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To increase; grow.
  • To accrue. See accrue, v., 2.


Latin accrescere. See accrue (Wiktionary)


  • When the lusts of the eyes and flesh are in some measure abated this is but growing, and what decreaseth of these, seems to accresce (188) unto this, as if self love and pride did feed and nourish itself upon the ashes or consumption of other vices.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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