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Related to accrued: Accrued interest, Accrued Revenue, Accrued Expenses, Accrued liabilities


v. ac·crued, ac·cru·ing, ac·crues
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accrued - periodically accumulated over timeaccrued - periodically accumulated over time; "accrued interest"; "accrued leave"
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree


[əˈkruːd] adj (interest) → maturato/a
accrued charges → ratei mpl passivi
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This patriarch now presented himself before Hepzibah, clad in an old blue coat, which had a fashionable air, and must have accrued to him from the cast-off wardrobe of some dashing clerk.
I began to grow melancholy and restless; continually prying into my mind, to discover which of its poor properties were gone, and what degree of detriment had already accrued to the remainder.
What I want is, that you should write to your sisters and tell them of the fortune that has accrued to them.
is it of his inheritance, or by what means hath it accrued to him?
Twas the most compenjus conversation that iver accrued.
Here are children in abundance, and what benefit could have accrued to me from his purchasing Vernon?
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Holders of the Senior Notes have the right to require AMD to repurchase all or a portion of the Senior Notes in the event that the company undergoes a change of control at a repurchase price of 101 percent of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest.
Can M&F deduct the accrued bonus, even though Minton will not recognize it as income until the next year?
The maturity of the outstanding accrued interest, plus additional interest that accrues in the future, has been extended to September 16, 2005.
accrued a liability for interest to its British parent, Tate & Lyle plc, in 1985, 1986 and 1987, as a result of various short- and long-term borrowings.