- 1 [intransitive] to increase over a period of time Interest will accrue if you keep your money in a savings account. accrue (to somebody) (from something) economic benefits accruing to the country from tourism
- 2 [transitive] accrue something to allow a sum of money or debts to grow over a period of time synonym accumulate The company had accrued debts of over $6 million.
NAmE//əˈkru//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accrue
he / she / it accrues
past simple accrued
-ing form accruing
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NAmE//əˈkruəl//noun [uncountable, countable] the accrual of interest