accrue

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˈkɹuː/, /ə.ˈkɹu/
  • (file)
    Rhymes: -uː

Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      And though pow'r fail'd, her Courage did accrue
    • Interest accrues to principal - (Can we date this quote by Abbott?)
    • The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press - (Can we date this quote by 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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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

accrue (plural accrues)

  1. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

accrue f (plural accrues)

  1. dry land created by draining

Verb[edit]

accrue

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of accroître