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English verb: accrue

1. accrue (change) grow by addition

SamplesThe interest accrues.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)redound

2. accrue (possession) come into the possession of

SamplesThe house accrued to the oldest son.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)change hands, change owners

Verb groupdevolve, fall, fall, light, pass, return

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