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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accretiveadjective

    growing by accretion


  1. accretiveadjective

    Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth - Glanvill

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accretiveadjective

    Growing; that which by growth is added.

    Etymology: from accretion.

    If the motion be very slow, we perceive it not: we have no sense of the accretive motion of plants and animals: and the sly shadow steals away upon the dial; and the quickest eye can discover no more but that it is gone. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scient.


  1. accretive

    Accretive refers to processes that result in growth, addition, or increase in something, either in physical substances or abstract contexts. It can relate to the accumulation of matter into a massive object in astronomy, a value or profits in finance, knowledge in education, and more. In essence, if something is described as accretive, it is progressively growing or enhancing through gradual accumulation or addition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accretiveadjective

    relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accretive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accretive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of accretive in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Dave Hager:

    With the highly accretive sale of Access, Devon's divestiture program is now complete with proceeds totaling $ 3.2 billion, surpassing the top end of our $ 2 billion to $ 3 billion guidance range.

  2. Jason Kenney:

    The financials will work in time, admittedly perhaps not as originally hoped, but we still see this deal as accretive within a two- to three-year timeframe.

  3. Officer Brian Gilvary:

    It is tough to find things which are value accretive in the current market and there are lots of assets out there right now.

  4. Chief Executive Ben van Beurden:

    This deal makes sense if over the next 20-30 years the oil price is above the low $60s. At that level it is value accretive. I think that’s an entirely reasonable, sensible risk to take.

  5. Michael Pearson:

    It should be quite accretive, we will get some synergies with this deal.

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