HyperDic: accrue

English > 2 senses of the word accrue:
VERBchangeaccruegrow by addition
possessionaccrue, fallcome into the possession of
accrue > pronunciation
Soundsahkruw'
Rhymesaircrew ... untrue: 23 rhymes with ruw...
English > accrue: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGrow by addition.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The interest accrues"
NarrowerredoundContribute
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishacrecentar, aumentar
Catalanaugmentar
Nounsaccrual, accruementthe act of accumulating
English > accrue: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningCome into the possession of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"The house accrued to the oldest son"
Synonymfall
Broaderchange hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
Similar tofall, lightfall to somebody by assignment or lot
fall, return, pass, devolveBe inherited by
Spanishacrecentar, acumularse, recaer
Nounsaccrualthe act of accumulating

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