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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To gain or come about over a period of time.

Usage examples (33)
  • From that they subtracted the gains in energy that might accrue from a more energy-efficient building.
  • Many of our citizens have reason to believe that great good will accrue from the adoption of a bi-metallic standard.
  • In spite of the slow start, Russia will undoubtedly embrace the benefits which accrue from a successful small-business sector.
  • The real opinions were given quite clearly and established the case of the city with advantages to accrue from a complete integration. for more
Tutoring comment
  • It is very good to "accrue" (increase or accumulate) interest in a bank account, but remember that money is green and not "ecru" (a light brown color).
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