from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb rare To accrue.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To increase; to grow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb rare, intransitive To accrue
  • verb obsolete, intransitive To increase; to grow


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Latin accrescere. See accrue


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  • 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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