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accrue


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accrue  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accrue  \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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accrue 
  v  1:  grow  by  addition,  as  of  capital:  "The  interest  accrues" 
  2:  come  into  the  possession  of  "The  house  accrued  to  the 
  oldest  son"  [syn:  {fall}] 




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