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v. ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing, ac·cretes
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.

[Back-formation from accretion.]
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1. to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused
2. to make or become bigger, as by addition
[C18: back formation from accretion]
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v. -cret•ed, -cret•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to grow together; adhere (usu. fol. by to).
2. to add, as by growth.
3. Bot. grown together.
[1775–85; back formation from accretion]
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Past participle: accreted
Gerund: accreting

I accrete
you accrete
he/she/it accretes
we accrete
you accrete
they accrete
I accreted
you accreted
he/she/it accreted
we accreted
you accreted
they accreted
Present Continuous
I am accreting
you are accreting
he/she/it is accreting
we are accreting
you are accreting
they are accreting
Present Perfect
I have accreted
you have accreted
he/she/it has accreted
we have accreted
you have accreted
they have accreted
Past Continuous
I was accreting
you were accreting
he/she/it was accreting
we were accreting
you were accreting
they were accreting
Past Perfect
I had accreted
you had accreted
he/she/it had accreted
we had accreted
you had accreted
they had accreted
I will accrete
you will accrete
he/she/it will accrete
we will accrete
you will accrete
they will accrete
Future Perfect
I will have accreted
you will have accreted
he/she/it will have accreted
we will have accreted
you will have accreted
they will have accreted
Future Continuous
I will be accreting
you will be accreting
he/she/it will be accreting
we will be accreting
you will be accreting
they will be accreting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accreting
you have been accreting
he/she/it has been accreting
we have been accreting
you have been accreting
they have been accreting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accreting
you will have been accreting
he/she/it will have been accreting
we will have been accreting
you will have been accreting
they will have been accreting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accreting
you had been accreting
he/she/it had been accreting
we had been accreting
you had been accreting
they had been accreting
I would accrete
you would accrete
he/she/it would accrete
we would accrete
you would accrete
they would accrete
Past Conditional
I would have accreted
you would have accreted
he/she/it would have accreted
we would have accreted
you would have accreted
they would have accreted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accrete - grow together (of plants and organs)accrete - grow together (of plants and organs); "After many years the rose bushes grew together"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
coalesce, conflate, fuse, immix, mix, merge, commingle, blend, meld, flux, combine - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
2.accrete - grow or become attached by accretionaccrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
amass, conglomerate, cumulate, pile up, accumulate, gather - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
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vizusammenwachsen; (= increase)zunehmen
vt (= enlarge)anwachsen lassen
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