accrete
accrete ac*crete" ([a^]k*kr[=e]t"), v. i. [From L. accretus, p. p. of accrescere to increase.] 1. To grow together. [1913 Webster]

2. To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to. [1913 Webster]


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  • accrete — ac·crete /ə krēt/ vb ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing vi: to grow or become attached by accretion vt: to cause to adhere or become attached Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • accrete — [ə krēt′] vi. accreted, accreting [< L accretus, pp. of accrescere: see ACCRETION] 1. to grow by being added to 2. to grow together; adhere vt. to cause to adhere or unite (to) adj. Bot. grown together …   English World dictionary

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  • accrete — [c]/əˈkrit/ (say uh kreet) verb (accreted, accreting) –verb (i) 1. to grow together: corals accrete. 2. to adhere: to accrete to the surface. –verb (t) 3. to add as by growth. –adjective 4. Botany grown together. {Latin accrētus, past participle …   Australian English dictionary

  • accrete — verb (accreted; accreting) Etymology: back formation from accretion Date: 1784 intransitive verb to grow or become attached by accretion transitive verb to cause to adhere or become attached; also accumulate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accrete — /euh kreet /, v., accreted, accreting, adj. v.i. 1. to grow together; adhere (usually fol. by to). v.t. 2. to add, as by growth. adj. 3. Bot. grown together. [1775 85; back formation from ACCRETION] * * * …   Universalium

  • accrete — v. accumulate slowly, grow together, increase by joining together …   English contemporary dictionary

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