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accrēscō (ad-c-) crēvī, crētus, ere,

to grow progressively, increase, become greater: flumen subito: amicitia cum aetate adcrevit, T.: invidia, H. — Meton., to come gradually into being, arise, grow up: dictis factisque vana fides, L. — To be attached to, bestowed on: unde etiam trimetris accrescere iussit (iambus) Nomen iambeis, cum senos redderit ictūs, i. e. (the quickness of) the iambus caused the verse of six feet to be named trimeter, H.

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