Share this entry

Share this page

accrue

Pronunciation: /əˈkruː/

Translation of accrue in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (build up) acumularse accrued interest interés (masculine) acumulado the wisdom that accrues with age la sabiduría que se va adquiriendo con la edad 1.2to accrue to sb [formal] she is proud of the honors that have accrued to her está orgullosa de los honores que le han conferido the advantages that accrue to the educated las ventajas que otorga una educación formal

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [interest/profits] acumular
    Example sentences
    • The Air Force has invited students to accrue the benefits from the career opportunities exhibition as a run up to the recruitment rally.
    • Those who stay long enough to accrue retirement benefits stream back by the thousands.
    • The rate at which directors can accrue benefits is also more generous than the schemes they offer to their staff.

Definition of accrue in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.