From Old French accreistre, from Latin accrēscere, from ad- + crēscere (“to grow”).
accrease (third-person singular simple present accreases, present participle accreasing, simple past and past participle accreased)
- (obsolete) To increase.
accrease (plural accreases)
- (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.