Accrue
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 Webster]

2. 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. ``Interest accrues to principal.'' --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press. --Junius. [1913 Webster]


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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 — [ 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 — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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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