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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accreteverb

    grow together (of plants and organs)

    "After many years the rose bushes grew together"

  2. accreteverb

    grow or become attached by accretion

    "The story accreted emotion"


  1. accreteverb

    To grow together, combine; to fuse.

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

  2. accreteverb

    To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.

  3. accreteverb

    To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.

  4. accreteadjective

    Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.

  5. accreteadjective

    Grown together - Gray


  1. accrete

    To accrete generally means to grow gradually and naturally over time by additions or through a process of accumulation. This accumulation can occur in various fields such as astronomy, biology, geology, etc.

  2. accrete

    To accrete generally means to grow or increase gradually by accumulation or addition. It could refer to the process in which matter accumulates or combines to form a larger mass, often occurring in astronomical or geological contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accreteverb

    to grow together

  2. Accreteverb

    to adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to

  3. Accreteverb

    to make adhere; to add

  4. Accreteadjective

    characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter

  5. Accreteadjective

    grown together

  6. Etymology: [From L. accretus, p. p. of accrescere to increase.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accrete in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accrete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • прилепвам, сраснат, сраствам се, срастнал се, нараствамBulgarian
  • accretoItalian
  • accrētusLatin

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