Accrete meaning

ə-krēt
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
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To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
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To grow by being added to.
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To grow together; fuse.
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To grow together; adhere.
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To cause to adhere or unite (to)
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Grown together.
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To grow together; fuse.
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(intransitive) To grow together, combine; to fuse.

Astronomers believe the Earth began to accrete more than 4.6 billion billion years ago.

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(intransitive) To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.
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To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.

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Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.
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(botany) Grown together - Gray.
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Origin of accrete

  • Back-formation from accretion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from accretion.

    From Wiktionary