accrease

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French accreistre, from Latin accrēscere, from ad- + crēscere (to grow).

Verb[edit]

accrease (third-person singular simple present accreases, present participle accreasing, simple past and past participle accreased)

  1. (obsolete) To increase.

Noun[edit]

accrease (plural accreases)

  1. (obsolete) An increase.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 70:
      For then we shall have worke sufficient, without any more accrease.