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Meaning of ACCRUE

Pronunciation:  u'kroo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  grow by addition, as of capital; "The interest accrues"
  2. [v]  come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"

ACCRUE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: fall
 See Also: change hands, increase, redound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*crue"\ ([a^]k*kr[udd]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Accrued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accruing}.] [See {Accrue}, n.,
    and cf. {Accresce}, {Accrete}.]
    1. To increase; to augment.
             And though power failed, her courage did accrue.
    2. To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a
       growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or
       damage, especially as the produce of money lent.
       ``Interest accrues to principal.'' --Abbott.
             The great and essential advantages accruing to
             society from the freedom of the press. --Junius.
  2. \Ac*crue"\, n. [F. accr[^u], OF. acre["u], p. p. of
    accroitre, OF. acroistre to increase; L. ad + crescere to
    increase. Cf. {Accretion}, {Crew}. See {Crescent}.]
    Something that accrues; advantage accruing. [Obs.]
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