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

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change hands, increase, redound

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\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.
\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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