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accrue

accumulate, grow, increase; added as a matter of periodic gain: accrue interest on a savings account
Not to be confused with:
ecru – a pale beige color, as unbleached linen
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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accrue

verb
To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
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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
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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
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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)
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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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But above all other benefits accruing, I had learned something.
She has refused any money accruing to her through her father, or to be brought into contact with any one who could tell her about him."
There were indeed dangers accruing as before from the carelessness of the Americans, but Barbicane had set his heart on success, and took all possible precautions.
Another advantage accruing from this ingredient in the constitution of the Senate is, the additional impediment it must prove against improper acts of legislation.
not for the sake of justice, but for the sake of character and reputation; in the hope of obtaining for him who is reputed just some of those offices, marriages, and the like which Glaucon has enumerated among the advantages accruing to the unjust from the reputation of justice.
Then there were other benefits accruing to Marija from this friendship-- benefits of a more substantial nature.
The stock of the company was to be divided into a hundred equal shares, with the profits accruing thereon.
This means if you have employees who work overtime they are still accruing sick leave after 40 hours.
This limit on accumulation means that any employee who has already accumulated three ADOs must take the next ADO accruing to her/him when it falls due, in accordance with the roster.
There is no minimum for code-share flights because the connections are also considered for the purpose of accruing miles.
(6) If the bond was originally issued at a discount and purchased on the market for less than the original issue price increased by the amount of original issue discount accruing since issue up to the date of purchase, the difference is market discount.