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ac·crue

 (ə-kro͞o′)
v. ac·crued, ac·cru·ing, ac·crues
v.intr.
1. To come to one as a gain, addition, or increment: interest accruing in my savings account.
2. To increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth: common sense that accrues with experience.
3. To come into existence as a claim that is legally enforceable.
v.tr.
To accumulate over time: I have accrued 15 days of sick leave.

[Middle English acreuen, from Old French acreu, past participle of acroistre, to increase, add, from Latin accrēscere, to grow : ad-, ad- + crēscere, to arise; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cru′a·ble adj.
ac·crue′ment n.

accrue

(əˈkruː) or

accrew

vb (intr) , -crues, -cruing or -crued
1. (Banking & Finance) to increase by growth or addition, esp (of capital) to increase by periodic addition of interest
2. (often foll by to) to fall naturally (to); come into the possession (of); result (for)
3. (Law) law (of a right or demand) to become capable of being enforced
[C15: from Old French accreue growth, ultimately from Latin accrēscere to increase, from ad- to, in addition + crēscere to grow]

ac•crue

(əˈkru)

v. -crued, -cru•ing. v.i.
1. to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
2. to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money.
3. Law. to become a present and enforceable right.
v.t.
4. to accumulate or earn over time: to accrue interest.
[1425–75; probably < Anglo-French, Middle French accreu(e), past participle of ac(c)reistre to increase < Latin accrēscere to grow]
ac•cru′a•ble, adj.
ac•crue′ment, n.

accrue


Past participle: accrued
Gerund: accruing

Imperative
accrue
accrue
Present
I accrue
you accrue
he/she/it accrues
we accrue
you accrue
they accrue
Preterite
I accrued
you accrued
he/she/it accrued
we accrued
you accrued
they accrued
Present Continuous
I am accruing
you are accruing
he/she/it is accruing
we are accruing
you are accruing
they are accruing
Present Perfect
I have accrued
you have accrued
he/she/it has accrued
we have accrued
you have accrued
they have accrued
Past Continuous
I was accruing
you were accruing
he/she/it was accruing
we were accruing
you were accruing
they were accruing
Past Perfect
I had accrued
you had accrued
he/she/it had accrued
we had accrued
you had accrued
they had accrued
Future
I will accrue
you will accrue
he/she/it will accrue
we will accrue
you will accrue
they will accrue
Future Perfect
I will have accrued
you will have accrued
he/she/it will have accrued
we will have accrued
you will have accrued
they will have accrued
Future Continuous
I will be accruing
you will be accruing
he/she/it will be accruing
we will be accruing
you will be accruing
they will be accruing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been accruing
you have been accruing
he/she/it has been accruing
we have been accruing
you have been accruing
they have been accruing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been accruing
you will have been accruing
he/she/it will have been accruing
we will have been accruing
you will have been accruing
they will have been accruing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been accruing
you had been accruing
he/she/it had been accruing
we had been accruing
you had been accruing
they had been accruing
Conditional
I would accrue
you would accrue
he/she/it would accrue
we would accrue
you would accrue
they would accrue
Past Conditional
I would have accrued
you would have accrued
he/she/it would have accrued
we would have accrued
you would have accrued
they would have accrued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.accrue - grow by additionaccrue - grow by addition; "The interest accrues"
redound - contribute; "Everything redounded to his glory"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
2.accrue - come into the possession ofaccrue - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
change hands, change owners - be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
devolve, return, fall, pass - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
light, fall - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

accrue

verb accumulate, issue, increase, grow, collect, gather, flow, build up, enlarge, follow, ensue, pile up, amass, spring up, stockpile You should never let interest payments accrue.

accrue

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
Translations

accrue

[əˈkruː] (frm)
A. VI (= mount up) → acumularse (also Fin)
to accrue fromproceder de
to accrue tocorresponder a
some benefit will accrue to you from thisde esto resultará algo a beneficio de usted
B. CPD accrued charges NPLgastos mpl vencidos
accrued income Nrenta f acumulada
accrued interest Ninterés m acumulado

accrue

[əˈkruː] vi
(FINANCE) [profits, benefits] (= grow) → s'accroître (= mount up) → s'accumuler accrued interest
(gen) to accrue to sb [benefits, advantages] → revenir à qnaccrued interest nintérêt m couru

accrue

vi
(= accumulate)sich ansammeln, zusammenkommen (to für); (Fin: interest) → auflaufen; (= be added to)hinzukommen (to zu)
to accrue to somebody (honour, costs etc)jdm erwachsen (geh)(from aus)

accrue

[əˈkruː] vi (mount up) → aumentare; (interest) → maturare
to accrue to → derivare a
the notoriety that accrued to him → la notorietà che gliene è derivata
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Great dangers undoubtedly accrue from this incarnation and distribution of the godhead, and hence Nature has her maligners, as if she were Circe; and Alphonso of Castille fancied he could have given useful advice.
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Mary offered to lend the little she possessed; but my mother declined it, saying that we must begin on an economical plan; and she hoped that the whole or part of mine, added to what we could get by the sale of the furniture, and what little our dear papa had contrived to lay aside for her since the debts were paid, would be sufficient to last us till Christmas; when, it was hoped, something would accrue from our united labours.
There was no honor that could accrue to him from engaging in combat with slaves and criminals, or an unknown warrior from Manataj, nor was the stake of sufficient import to warrant the risk.
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To say that any thing short of direct moral advantage could, by any possibility, accrue to any living creature by the presentation of her ladyship in a horizontal, instead of a perpendicular position, is to assert that Virtue is a question of posture, and that Respectability ceases to assert itself when it ceases to appear in morning or evening dress.
Why, then you may rouse my indignation or wound my pride,' rejoined Nicholas; 'but you will not break my rest; for if the scene were acted over again, I could take no other part than I have taken; and whatever consequences may accrue to myself from it, I shall never regret doing as I have done--never, if I starve or beg in consequence.