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 for accrue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              And though power failed, her courage did accrue.
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     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.
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              The great and essential advantages accruing to
              society from the freedom of the press. --Junius.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: grow by addition; "The interest accrues"
      2: come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest
         son" [syn: accrue, fall]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "accrue":
     accrue from, accrue to, accumulate, advance, appreciate,
     arise from, balloon, be contingent on, be due to, be received,
     bloat, boom, breed, broaden, bud from, come from, come in,
     come out of, come to hand, crescendo, depend on, derive from,
     descend from, develop, emanate from, emerge from, ensue from,
     fall due, fall to one, flow from, follow from, gain, gain strength,
     germinate from, get ahead, go up, grow, grow from, grow out of,
     hang on, hinge on, increase, intensify, issue from, mature, mount,
     multiply, originate in, proceed from, proliferate, rise, run up,
     shoot up, snowball, spread, spring from, sprout from, stem from,
     strengthen, swell, turn on, wax, widen

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