Definition of


  1. (verb, change) grow by addition
  2. (verb, possession) come into the possession of

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Synonyms of Accrue


Alternate forms of Accrue

Derivations: accrual, accruement

Hyponyms: redound

Hypernyms: change hands, change owners, increase

Origin of the word Accrue

  1. mid-15c., from O.Fr. acreue "growth, increase," from acreu, pp. of acreistre "to increase," from L. accrescere (see accretion). more

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