accrue

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

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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 rise
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      And though pow’r fail’d, her Courage did accrue
  2. (intransitive) to reach or come to by way of increase; to arise or spring up because of growth or result, especially as the produce of money lent.
    • 1879, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Dictionary of Terms and Phrases used in American or English Jurisprudence: ACCRUE
      Interest accrues to principal.
    • 1772, Junius, The Letters of Junius, Preface
      The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press
  3. (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.
  4. (transitive) to accumulate
    He has accrued nine sick days.
  5. (intransitive, law) To become an enforceable and permanent right.

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accrue (plural accrues)

  1. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing

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accrue f (plural accrues)

  1. dry land created by draining

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accrue

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of accroître