- (transitive) To hook, or draw to oneself as with a hook.
- (transitive) To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
- They had attempted to accroach to themselves royal power. - Stubbs
- (intransitive) To encroach.
adopt; annex; appropriate; arrogate; assume; colonize; commandeer; confiscate; conquer; encroach; enslave; expropriate; hog; indent; infringe; invade; jump a claim; make free with; make use of; monopolize; occupy; overrun; play God; preempt; preoccupy; prepossess; pretend to; requisition; seize; sequester; sit on; squat on; subjugate; take; take all of; take it all; take over; take possession of; take up; trespass; usurp