1. [syn: accrued, accumulated]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accrue \Ac*crue"\ ([a^]k*kr[udd]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Accrued; p. pr. & vb. n. Accruing.] [See Accrue, n.,
and cf. Accresce, Accrete.]
1. To increase; to augment.
And though power failed, her courage did accrue.
2. To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a
growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or
damage, especially as the produce of money lent. "Interest
accrues to principal." --Abbott.
The great and essential advantages accruing to
society from the freedom of the press. --Junius.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: periodically accumulated over time; "accrued interest";
"accrued leave" [syn: accrued, accumulated]