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accrete

(ə-krēt′)
v. ac·creted, ac·creting, ac·cretes
v.tr.
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
v.intr.
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
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Juvenile terranes that were accreted to the Laurentian margin immediately prior to the Grenvillian orogeny include the Composite Arc belt (ca.
Paleoproterozoic orogens have accreted oceanic material comparable in diversity to Phanerozoic rocks although the ophiolite components are less prevalent.