to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to).
to add, as by growth.
Botany. grown together.
Contemporary Examples

It will leave the ACA intact, as is, to accrete interest group support until reform becomes all-but-impossible.
After The GOP Fails to Repeal Obamacare David Frum February 3, 2012

Historical Examples

And as I continued to do this these fantasias began to accrete more and more about the figure of Derwent Rose.
The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions

to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused
to make or become bigger, as by addition

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