V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to increase by growth or addition; 2. to grow together or become attached

Synonyms: accumulate, grow, increase

Antonyms: lose, diminish, decrease

Tips: Accrete is directly related to the noun accretion, which means "growth." Accrete is used as a more specific verb to describe two things growing together or growth through accumulation (see usage examples).

Usage Examples:

The music accreted the emotional impact of the scene. (grew, increased)

I plan on accreting my retirement funds through sounds investments. (accumulating, growing)

How do you plan to accrete knowledge on this topic? (accumulate)

It's everyone's goal to accrete enough wealth for a comfortable retirement. (accumulate, grow)

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