accrue

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accrue (third-person singular simple present accrues, present participle accruing, simple past and past participle accrued)

  1. (intransitive) To increase, to augment; to come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent.
    • And though power failed, her courage did accrue - Edmund Spenser
    • Interest accrues to principal - Abbott
    • The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press - Junius
  2. (intransitive, accounting) To be incurred as a result of the passage of time.
    The monthly financial statements show all the actual but only some of the accrued expenses.
  3. (intransitive, law) To become an enforceable and permanent right.

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accrue (plural accrues)

  1. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing