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ac·crete

 (ə-krēt′)
v. ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing, ac·cretes
v.tr.
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
v.intr.
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.

[Back-formation from accretion.]

accrete

(əˈkriːt)
vb
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]

ac•crete

(əˈkrit)

v. -cret•ed, -cret•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to grow together; adhere (usu. fol. by to).
v.t.
2. to add, as by growth.
adj.
3. Bot. grown together.
[1775–85; back formation from accretion]

accrete


Past participle: accreted
Gerund: accreting

Imperative
accrete
accrete
Present
I accrete
you accrete
he/she/it accretes
we accrete
you accrete
they accrete
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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
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"
Translations

accrete

vizusammenwachsen; (= increase)zunehmen
vt (= enlarge)anwachsen lassen
References in classic literature ?
From where he sat he could see the village of Hilton, strung upon the North Road, with its accreting suburbs; the sunset beyond, scarlet and orange, winking at him beneath brows of grey; the church; the plantations; and behind him an unspoilt country of fields and farms.
Objective: "High-energy observations of our Galaxy offer a good, albeit not complete, picture of the X-ray source populations, in particular the accreting binary sources.
There are several other cosmic objects that on first glance also appear to be intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs), but that's because they are accreting material at unnaturally high rates, boosting their luminosity.
29 ( ANI ): A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes (SMBH) almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.
revealed outflowing jets, additional evidence that the protostar is growing by accreting matter.
This proposal aims to connect contemporary accretion and jet theory with observations of powerful outflows and quasi-periodic oscillations in accreting black hole systems.
Jon Miller, an associate professor of astronomy at U-M who also works on the project, said that if Sagittarius A* consumes some of G2, we can learn about black holes accreting at low levels-sneaking midnight snacks, asserting that it is potentially a unique window into how most black holes in the present-day universe accrete.
Until the Ginga data showed otherwise, AC211 was the only one of nine known accreting neutron stars in globular clusters that had seemingly failed to exhibit this process.
To hunt for accreting white dwarfs, astronomers looked for X-rays of a particular energy, produced when gas hitting the star's surface undergoes nuclear fusion.
Instead, accreting matter falls directly on the magnetic poles of the white dwarf.