Definition of accrue:
hang, agglomerate, return, come, flow, shine, devolve, pass, go down, settle, collect, light, garner, amass, decrease, strike, lessen, fall, come down, pile up, hive, cumulate, roll up, precipitate, diminish, descend, fall down, gather.
- add (part of speech: verb)
- increase (part of speech: verb)
I am fully aware that some will think that I am approaching delicate ground, and yet with the most considerate feelings and with the admission that grave abuses might follow, I am constrained to believe, nevertheless, that greater benefit will accrue both to themselves and to society by increasing their facilities to understand the gospel whose maxim is 'On earth peace, good will toward man.- "The History of the Negro Church", Carter Godwin Woodson.
Many things he could not see, but he could see that Mrs. Greenow was trying to catch him as a husband for Charlie Fairstairs; and he knew also that he had always despised Charlie, and that no worldly advantage whatever would accrue to him by a marriage with such a girl.- "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.