Definition of accresce in English:

accresce

verb

Scottish
rare
  • 1no object Chiefly with to in early use. To increase by accretion, grow up.

  • 2Law
    no object To come by way of an addition or increase, to accrue. Chiefly of a failed share (Law, chiefly and now only ScottishLaw): to pass to others (especially co-legatees), augmenting their shares. Chiefly with to.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Stewart (fl. 1499–1541), chronicler and poet. Probably partly from classical Latin accrēscere to increase in size, grow larger, to grow big, to grow up, to increase, (of increments) to be added, to accrue, in post-classical Latin also (transitive) to add to, and partly a variant (with short vowel) of accrease, with remodelling of the ending after verbs in -esce. With later use compare also accrescence.

Pronunciation:

accresce

/əˈkrɛs/