• WordNet 3.6
    • v accrue grow by addition "The interest accrues"
    • v accrue come into the possession of "The house accrued to the oldest son"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accrue Something that accrues; advantage accruing.
    • Accrue 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.""The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press."
    • Accrue To increase; to augment. "And though power failed, her courage did accrue ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accrue An accession; addition; reinforcement.
    • n accrue A loop or stitch forming an extra mesh in network.
    • accrue To grow; increase; augment.
    • accrue To happen or result as a natural growth; come or fall as an addition or increment, as of profit or loss, advantage or damage; arise in due course: as, a profit accrues to government from the coinage of copper; the natural increase accrues to the common benefit.
    • accrue In law, to become a present and enforcible right or demand. Thus the right to set up the statute of limitations against a claim accrues by lapse of time; a cause of action on a note does not accrue till the note becomes payable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Accrue ak-krōō′ to spring or grow as a natural result (with from): to fall to any one by way of advantage (with unto, to).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accrû, OF. acreü, p. p. of accroitre, OF. acroistre, to increase; L. ad, + crescere, to increase. Cf. Accretion Crew. See Crescent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acrewe, what grows up in a wood to the profit of the owner; acreistre—L. accrescĕre.


In literature:

That is, not the damage which the neighbor had suffered, but the disadvantages that might accrue to his own immortal soul.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
The shrewd Davidson saw the country opening about him, and resolved to gather to himself the profit which must accrue to somebody.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The profits of the user of the better appliance are meanwhile accruing.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
The wealth that would accrue to her and to her daughter was of course doubled.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
The total of the miscellaneous items accruing for the benefit of the government is estimated at taels 5,500,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
If advantages accrued to the conquered under her dominion, they arose altogether from incident, and never from her purposed intent.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
What enormous savings would accrue, by the introduction of such a wholesale scheme of consolidation!
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
Goldsmith's income accrued, not through royalties upon his few great and immortal works, but from arduous and endless ephemeral tasks.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
No loss whatever would accrue either to landowner or tenant from a fixed population.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Such are some of the great improvements which have accrued under English rule.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou

In poetry:

for leather accrues
The miracle of the streets
The scents & smogs &
pollens of existence
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison

If echoes from the fitful past
Could rise to mental view,
Would all their fancied radiance last
Or would some odors from the blast,
Untouched by Time, accrue?
"Abstrosophy" by Gelett Burgess
More gains shall to the charitable soul
Accrue, who did the indigent relieve,
Than to the needy, who receiv'd the dole:
Since, for a little, he shall much receive.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
Wherefore, most sacred Spirit, I here present
For me and all my fellows praise to thee:
And just it is that I should pay the rent,
Because the benefit accrues to me.
"Providence" by George Herbert
Q. What are the benefits that thence accrue
To all, who worthily receive the same,
And, at this sacramental banquet shew,
The great regard they bear their Saviour's name?
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
"That babies don't commit such crimes as forgery is true,
But little sins develop, if you leave 'em to accrue;
And he who shuns all vices as successive seasons roll,
Should reap at length the benefit of so much self-control.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

TERRE HAUTE — The development and growth of a pitcher can be a gradual thing, a combination of accruing physical tools and escalating mental toughness.
As a result, a tax deed sale extinguishes any liens recorded by the association prior to the tax deed sale and the purchaser is only responsible for assessments accruing after taking title.
Each year, the Tama County Dispatcher of the Year is chosen from the eleven dispatchers on staff based on points accrued throughout the year.
The points will accrue at a mind-bending rate, most certainly.
Four Santa Rosa County appointed officials have not filed their financial disclosure forms as of Sept 5 and are now accruing a $25 a day fine.
The best part of the down season was accrued experience for the younger players, who had to play earlier than expected a year ago.
Today we touched on a story about perks of certain jobs and how the state is trying to rein in cash payouts for accrued sick time.
With capital appreciation bonds, or CABs, most of the debt is deferred until later in the repayment term, by which time large amounts of interest have accrued.
This evidence, Terman told his readers, proved that " left-hand ed children should remain left-hand ed" and that "the slight advantages that accrue from the change are entirely outweighed by the dangers to speech".
Giants coach Tom Coughlin was upset that his team accrued nine penalties against the Redskins.
A Texas woman found herself in jail on Thanksgiving after she accrued over $200 in overdue library book fines.
One of the biggest fallacies about Lafayette Consolidated Government's red light camera program is that violators aren't really required to pay the fines they accrue.
What debt is accrued when Florida tomato farmers mistreat and abuse their workers.
One of the first was when — as a young child — he went to the local bank where his allowance was kept in a savings account, and asked how much interest it was accruing.
I've had Twitter for almost five years, and in that time I've accrued a pretty hefty list of people that I am following.

In science:

This is due to both the pain-staking procedures by which labels must be accrued (e.g., by spectroscopic follow-up or manual assignment), and the fact that there are exponentially more dim, low signal-to-noise sources than bright, well-understood sources.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Very briefly, according to a signaling theory approach, deception prevalence should be a function of the costs and benefits that accrue from producing a fake review.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
In particular, in , we show the optimality of a barrier strategy (reflected L ´evy pr ocess) for a general spectrally positive L ´evy process of bounded or unbounded variation. A strategy is assumed to be in the form of impulse control; whenever dividends are accrued, a constant transaction cost β > 0 is incurred.
Optimal dividends in the dual model under transaction costs
As remarked earlier, considerable conceptual advantages accrue from using the internal Schr¨odinger interpretation of time, and it is therefore unfortunate that the scheme is riddled with severe technical difficulties.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
Similar problems accrue to the notion of limiting the topic of discourse.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test