ac·​cresce | \ əˈkres, aˈ- \

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First Known Use of accresce

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accresce

Latin accrescere, from ad- + crescere to grow

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“Accresce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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