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Definition of accrue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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.
noun [uncountable, countable] the accrual of interest
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