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Word: accrue

Definition: come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual


Sentences Containing 'accrue'

Even at the first AGM, there was an appreciation of the financial advantages that would accrue from charitable status and work was started to enable the Association to negotiate with the Charities Commission.
In an economy increasingly dependent on the export of non-renewable resources, rapid population expansion dilutes the benefit from the eroding bounty that can accrue to existing residents.
Incidents began to accrue as a combination of too much data collided with too little useful information.
Innumerable other mischiefs accrue, and others will spring up from this race of caterpillars, who must be swept from out our streets, or we shall be overrun with all manner of wickedness.
It also assumes that each student’s needs accrue the same level of costs.
Since the spermatophores are sizeable and can be digested within the female, multiple mating allows females to accrue the resources necessary to build additional eggs.
The purpose of this rule is to discourage low-percentage, long-range field goal attempts and to deemphasize the advantage which can accrue when only one team has a kicker who has a reasonable possibility of success from a great distance.
This approach is useful even without whitelisting plain forwarders, because the FAIL results from the plain forwarders simply accrue an independent reputation.

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::: intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
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