Borrowed from Anglo-Norman, Old French acreistre, from Latin accrēscere, from ad- + crēscere (“to grow”). Doublet of accresce.
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.
- , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.70:
- For then we shall have worke sufficient, without any more accrease.