• (British) IPA: /əˈkɹuː/
  • (America) IPA: /ə.ˈkɹu/

accrue (accrues, present participle accruing; 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.
    • The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press
  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. (transitive) to accumulate
    He has accrued nine sick days.
  4. (intransitive, legal) To become an enforceable and permanent right.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: начислять
  • Spanish: devengar
Translations Noun

accrue (plural accrues)

  1. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing

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