accrue


accrue
ac|crue [əˈkru:] v [I and T]
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from Old French acreue 'increase', from acreistre 'to increase', from Latin accrescere; ACCRETION]
1.) if advantages accrue to you, you get those advantages over a period of time
accrue to
benefits that accrue to students
accrue from
advantages accruing from the introduction of new technology
2.) if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases over a period of time
Interest will accrue until payment is made.
>accrual n [C usually singular]

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  • accrue — ac·crue /ə krü/ vb ac·crued, ac·cru·ing [Middle French accreue increase, addition to a property, from feminine of accreu, past participle of acreistre to increase] vi 1: to come into existence as an enforceable claim: vest as a right… …   Law dictionary

  • accrue — ac‧crue [əˈkruː] verb [intransitive, transitive] formal ACCOUNTING 1. if an amount of money accrues, or is accrued, it gradually increases over a period of time: • The tax falls due at the end of the month, and interest will accrue from that date …   Financial and business terms

  • Accrue — Ac*crue ([a^]k*kr[udd] ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Accrued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accruing}.] [See {Accrue}, n., and cf. {Accresce}, {Accrete}.] 1. To increase; to augment. [1913 Webster] And though power failed, her courage did accrue. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accrue — [ akry ] n. f. • 1246; de accroître 1 ♦ Augmentation de surface par le retrait des eaux. ⇒ accession, accroissement, atterrissement, laisse. 2 ♦ Extension d un bois par rejets naturels. ● accrue nom féminin (de accroître) Maille supplémentaire qu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • accrue — [ə kro͞o′] vi. accrued, accruing [ME acreuen < OFr acreu, pp. of acroistre, increase < L accrescere: see ACCRETION] 1. to come as a natural growth, advantage, or right (to) 2. to be added periodically as an increase: said esp. of interest… …   English World dictionary

  • Accrue — Ac*crue , n. [F. accr[^u], OF. acre[ u], p. p. of accroitre, OF. acroistre to increase; L. ad + crescere to increase. Cf. {Accretion}, {Crew}. See {Crescent}.] Something that accrues; advantage accruing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accrue — (v.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. acreue growth, increase, what has grown, fem. of acreu, pp. of acreistre (Mod.Fr. accroître) to increase, from L. accrescere (see ACCRETION (Cf. accretion)). Related: Accrued; accruing …   Etymology dictionary

  • accrue — [v] increase by addition or growth, often financial accumulate, amass, build up, collect, enlarge, flow, gather, grow, increase; concepts 763,780 Ant. decrease, lose …   New thesaurus

  • accrue — ► VERB (accrues, accrued, accruing) 1) (of a benefit or sum of money) be received in regular or increasing amounts. 2) accumulate or receive (payments or benefits). DERIVATIVES accrual noun. ORIGIN Old French acreistre in …   English terms dictionary

  • accrue — [[t]əkru͟ː[/t]] accrues, accruing, accrued 1) V ERG If money or interest accrues, it gradually increases in amount over a period of time. [TECHNICAL] [V ed] I owed ₤5,000 part of this was accrued interest... While they may use a credit card for… …   English dictionary


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