Astronomers believe the Earth began to accrete more than 4.6 billion billion years ago.
accrete gas without expansion on the scale of its Roche radius.
accrete bound gas that comes within a specified radius of them.
accrete matter, in its lifetime.
Many are surrounded by disks from which they still accrete mass.
accrete X-rays, accreting black holes in their nuclei can be identified which would be very difficult to find in any other way.