Definition of accrue in English:
verb (accrues, accruing, accrued)[no object]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Late Middle English: from Old French acreue, past participle of acreistre 'increase', from Latin accrescere 'become larger' (see accrete).
crescent from Late Middle English:
The Romans referred to the thin curve of the waxing moon early in its cycle as luna crescens, ‘growing moon’. Crescens comes from Latin crescere ‘to grow’, the source of many English words such as the late 19th century curved croissant (the French form of crescent), accrue (Late Middle English), decrease (Late Middle English), and increase (Late Middle English). From being applied to the moon the word came to be applied to anything of that same shape. See also crew
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