Definition of Accrue

1. Verb. Grow by addition. "The interest accrues"

Specialized synonyms: Redound
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Accrual, Accruement



2. Verb. Come into the possession of. "The house accrued to the oldest son"
Exact synonyms: Fall
Generic synonyms: Change Hands, Change Owners
Related verbs: Devolve, Fall, Pass, Return, Fall, Light
Derivative terms: Accrual

Definition of Accrue

1. v. i. To increase; to augment.

2. n. Something that accrues; advantage accruing.

Definition of Accrue

1. Verb. (intransitive) To increase, to augment; to come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent. ¹

2. Verb. (context: intransitive accounting) To be incurred as a result of the passage of time. ¹

3. Verb. (context: intransitive legal) To become an enforceable and permanent right. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accrue

1. to come as an increase or addition [v -CRUED, -CRUING, -CRUES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accrue

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accroachment
accroachments
accrochage
accroides
accroides gum
accroides resin
accruable
accrual
accrual basis
accrual bond
accruals
accrue (current term)
accrued
accruement
accruements
accruer
accrues
accruing
accrument
accruments
acct
accts
accubation
acculturate
acculturated
acculturates

Literary usage of Accrue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"Alimony due or to accrue. — Were Audubon v. Schuf eld t243 national in its scope, alimony, whether in arrears or to accrue, would not be a provable debt. ..."

2. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"The following actions shall be commenced within six years next after the cause of action shall accrue, and not afterwards : 98. First, all actions of debt, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Pleading and on the Parties to Actions and the Forms by Joseph Chitty (1809)
"F , . , , out within si» of action in the said declaration mentioned accrued, and each and every of them did accrue to the said Л В, to wit, on, &c. ..."

4. Improvement of the Understanding: Ethics and Correspondcence of Benedict de by Benedictus de Spinoza (1901)
"He who hates anyone will endeavor to do him an injury, unless he fears that a greater injury will thereby accrue to himself; on the other hand, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"greater care in selection, however, not only can the duration of the supply be extended, but more satisfactory results will accrue from its use." GENERAL. ..."

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