accrue accrue  /ə ˈkru/


  1. (v) come into the possession of
  2. (v) grow by addition

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  1. The state expects to accrue 265 million dollars from the tax.
  2. Although the study focused on runners, Chakravarty says, the benefits appear to accrue from any vigorous aerobic exercise.
  3. Indeed, most of the benefits of eight hours' sleep seem to accrue to the brain: sleep helps consolidate memory, improve judgment, promote learning and concentration.


  • Do Advanced College Degrees Really Pay Off?

    For graduates of the class of 2013, the experience of being a college student is now a memory, but the effects of going to college and the loan debt they accrued  will stick with them for much longer. 
    on June 13, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News


  1. "The wise person I believe sees this as a rapidly expanding market where the benefit of establishing and holding a lead position will accrue many, many years of benefit," Balsillie said.
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Jim Balsillie Source: Washington Post

  2. "India cannot become a nation with islands of high growth and vast areas untouched by development, where the benefits of growth accrue only to a few," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the nation in his traditional Independence Day speech....
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: ABC News

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/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /