Definition of Accrue in English :

Define Accrue in English

Accrue meaning in English

Meaning of Accrue in English

Pronunciation of Accrue in English

Accrue pronunciation in English

Pronounce Accrue in English


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1. accrue

grow by addition

Example Sentences:
'The interest accrues'

2. accrue, fall

come into the possession of

Example Sentences:
'The house accrued to the oldest son'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -crues, -cruing or -crued (intransitive)
to increase by growth or addition, esp (of capital) to increase by periodic addition of interest
2. (often foll by to)
to fall naturally (to); come into the possession (of); result (for)
3. law
(of a right or demand) to become capable of being enforced

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verb intransitiveWord forms: acˈcrued or acˈcruing
to come as a natural growth, advantage, or right (to)
to be added periodically as an increase
said esp. of interest on money
verb transitive
to accumulate periodically as an increase
savings accounts accrue interest

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. ac·crued, ac·cru·ing, ac·crues
1. To come to one as a gain, addition, or increment: interest accruing in my savings account.
2. To increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth: common sense that accrues with experience.
3. To come into existence as a claim that is legally enforceable.
To accumulate over time: I have accrued 15 days of sick leave.

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