verbac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing, ac·cretes
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
- To grow together; fuse.
- To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
Origin of accreteBack-formation from accretion.
(third-person singular simple present accretes, present participle accreting, simple past and past participle accreted)
- (to fuse): Used with the word to.
Back-formation from accretion.