Synonyms for accrue

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kroo
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkru

Définition of accrue

Origin :
  • mid-15c., from Old French acreue "growth, increase, what has grown," fem. of acreu, past participle of acreistre (Modern French accroître) "to increase," from Latin accrescere (see accretion). Related: Accrued; accruing. Apparently a verb from a French noun because there is no English verb to go with it until much later, unless the record is defective.
  • verb increase by addition or growth, often financial
Example sentences :
  • Joro was a monarchist for sentimental reasons, not for the profits that might accrue to him.
  • Extract from : « The Martian Cabal » by Roman Frederick Starzl
  • And what glory to God, what advantage to men, could accrue from these apparitions?
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • To reveal his secret would be to destroy the prestige that must accrue to him from exercising it.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • What benefit could accrue to him from a great political convulsion?
  • Extract from : « The Daltons, Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • But I assume that such share of it as may accrue, will be—ha!
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • But we will not be responsible for any traumas which accrue.
  • Extract from : « The Status Civilization » by Robert Sheckley
  • Such a method of dissemination must accrue to the advantage of a species.
  • Extract from : « The Genus Pinus » by George Russell Shaw
  • And what pleasure, or what confidence can accrue from preference so earned!'
  • Extract from : « Camilla » by Fanny Burney
  • What benefit will accrue to the Negro from the teaching of Negro history?
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 8, 1923 » by Various
  • He positively believes in the benefits that accrue to those who are negative.
  • Extract from : « Discourses of Keidansky » by Bernard G. Richards

Antonyms for accrue

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