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accrue

verb [I]     /əˈkruː/ formal
to increase in number or amount over a period of time: Interest will accrue on the account at a rate of seven percent. Little benefit will accrue to the city (= it will receive little benefit) from the new transport links.Augmenting and supplementingBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of accrue verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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