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English

Etymology

French accrû, Old French acreü, past participle of accroître, Old French acroistre to increase; Latin ad + crescere to increase. Compare accretion, accresce, accrete, crew, crescent.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to accrue

Third person singular
accru

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to accrue (third-person singular simple present accru, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. 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.
    • And though power failed, her courage did accrue - Spenser
    • Interest accrues to principal - Abbott
    • The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press - Junius
  2. (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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
accrue

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing

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