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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.


the action of accruing
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Noun1.accruement - the act of accumulatingaccruement - the act of accumulating    
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
buildup - the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
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This should be done through faucets such as symbolic visits, speeches and public service not the accruement of aggressive soft power.
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Respondents in a study by Davies and Williams (2001) identified the availability of employment, possibility of failing, accruement of debt, damaging personal relationships, and opportunity costs as being among the risks an individual would assume by pursuing higher education.
The government's fixation on race, and with it the accruement of privileges attached to Burniputera status, be it in government employment, university scholarships, business licenses, or land inheritance, may disadvantage those of mixed ancestry, who, following the rule of patrilineal heritage, are classified as Chinese.
Their exoticness related to the distant Aegean, however, remained an important element in their accruement of prestige and explains their presence on the walls of a Syrian palatial structure.
While our ability to measure, predict and account for nature through the accruement of its laws enhances all manner of possibilities for human organization and social existence, it is the irruptive that is the original quality of existence we must respond to in the what and how of our lives.
Under the accruement the IDB undertakes to provide USD 150 million for Tunisia to issue 'sokuk' (Islamic Sharia-compliant bonds) in collaboration with the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Finance.