Definition of accrue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    accrue

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 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. 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//əˈkruəl//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] the accrual of interest
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