Definition of accrue in English:

accrue

Line breaks: ac¦crue
Pronunciation: /əˈkruː
 
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verb (accrues, accruing, accrued)

[no object]
1(Of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time: financial benefits will accrue from restructuring (as adjective accrued) the accrued interest
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  • The report also noted the negative effect of the depleted cash resources on the interest income accrued to the fund.
  • Further savings should accrue from debt refinancing.
  • Within this top 1%, the largest wealth gains accrued to people with household net worth over $50 million.
Synonyms
result, arise, follow, ensue, emanate, stem, spring, flow; be caused by, be brought about by, be produced by, originate in, attend, accompany, be consequent on
1.1 [with object] Accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time: they accrue entitlements to holiday pay
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  • 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.
Synonyms
accumulate, collect, gather, build up, mount up, amass, grow, increase, augment, be added
1.2 [with object] Make provision for (a charge) at the end of a financial period for work that has been done but not yet invoiced: at 31 December the amount due for the final quarter is accrued
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  • Just an example: prior to 2002 the entities had to accrue provisions for bad debts depending on the maturity of the receivables and calculated as a fixed percentage of the debt.
  • A debt can be garnished by a judgment creditor if it is accrued and payable at the time the order nisi is made.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French acreue, past participle of acreistre 'increase', from Latin accrescere 'become larger' (see accrete).

Derivatives

accrual

noun
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  • On March 31, 2004, the firm had a bank overdraft of more than €303,000 and trade creditors and accruals totalling €362,236.
  • The difference between his figure and the published figures in the Pentagon budget ‘is primarily due to accruals for military health benefits legislated in 2000’.
  • Compensation of employees is the sum of wage and salary accruals, employer contributions for government social insurance, and other labor income.

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