accrue

  • 1 accrue — ac·crue /ə krü/ vb ac·crued, ac·cru·ing [Middle French accreue increase, addition to a property, from feminine of accreu, past participle of acreistre to increase] vi 1: to come into existence as an enforceable claim: vest as a right… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 accrue — ac‧crue [əˈkruː] verb [intransitive, transitive] formal ACCOUNTING 1. if an amount of money accrues, or is accrued, it gradually increases over a period of time: • The tax falls due at the end of the month, and interest will accrue from that date …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Accrue — Ac*crue ([a^]k*kr[udd] ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Accrued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accruing}.] [See {Accrue}, n., and cf. {Accresce}, {Accrete}.] 1. To increase; to augment. [1913 Webster] And though power failed, her courage did accrue. Spenser. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 accrue — [ akry ] n. f. • 1246; de accroître 1 ♦ Augmentation de surface par le retrait des eaux. ⇒ accession, accroissement, atterrissement, laisse. 2 ♦ Extension d un bois par rejets naturels. ● accrue nom féminin (de accroître) Maille supplémentaire qu …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 accrue — [ə kro͞o′] vi. accrued, accruing [ME acreuen < OFr acreu, pp. of acroistre, increase < L accrescere: see ACCRETION] 1. to come as a natural growth, advantage, or right (to) 2. to be added periodically as an increase: said esp. of interest… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Accrue — Ac*crue , n. [F. accr[^u], OF. acre[ u], p. p. of accroitre, OF. acroistre to increase; L. ad + crescere to increase. Cf. {Accretion}, {Crew}. See {Crescent}.] Something that accrues; advantage accruing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 accrue — (v.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. acreue growth, increase, what has grown, fem. of acreu, pp. of acreistre (Mod.Fr. accroître) to increase, from L. accrescere (see ACCRETION (Cf. accretion)). Related: Accrued; accruing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 accrue — [v] increase by addition or growth, often financial accumulate, amass, build up, collect, enlarge, flow, gather, grow, increase; concepts 763,780 Ant. decrease, lose …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 accrue — ► VERB (accrues, accrued, accruing) 1) (of a benefit or sum of money) be received in regular or increasing amounts. 2) accumulate or receive (payments or benefits). DERIVATIVES accrual noun. ORIGIN Old French acreistre in …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 accrue — ac|crue [əˈkru:] v [I and T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Old French acreue increase , from acreistre to increase , from Latin accrescere; ACCRETION] 1.) if advantages accrue to you, you get those advantages over a period of time… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 accrue — [[t]əkru͟ː[/t]] accrues, accruing, accrued 1) V ERG If money or interest accrues, it gradually increases in amount over a period of time. [TECHNICAL] [V ed] I owed ₤5,000 part of this was accrued interest... While they may use a credit card for… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 accrue — UK [əˈkruː] / US [əˈkru] verb Word forms accrue : present tense I/you/we/they accrue he/she/it accrues present participle accruing past tense accrued past participle accrued formal 1) [intransitive/transitive] business if money accrues or is… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 accrue — ac|crue [ ə kru ] verb FORMAL 1. ) intransitive or transitive if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases in amount: The interest has continued to accrue. 2. ) intransitive accrue to if benefits and advantages accrue to you, you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 accrue — verb (accrued; accruing) Etymology: Middle English acreuen, probably from Anglo French *acrue increase, from acreistre to increase, from Latin accrescere, from ad + crescere to grow more at crescent Date: 15th century intransitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 Accrue — The ability for something to accumulate over time. In finance, accrue is most commonly used when referring to interest, income and expenses of an individual or business. Interest in your savings account accrues so that over time the total amount… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 16 accrue — Synonyms and related words: accrue from, accrue to, accumulate, advance, appreciate, arise from, balloon, be contingent on, be due to, be received, bloat, boom, breed, broaden, bud from, come from, come in, come out of, come to hand, crescendo,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 accrue — v. (D; intr.) to accrue to (the interest accrued to our account) * * * [ə kruː] (D; intr.) to accrue to (the interest accrued to our account) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 accrue — verb (I, T) formal 1 if advantages accrue to you, you get those advantages over a period of time: tax benefits that accrue to investors 2 if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases over a period of time: The accrued interest will be… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 accrue — [c]/əˈkru / (say uh krooh) verb (accrued, accruing) –verb (i) 1. to accumulate in the course of time. 2. (of a right or demand) to become legally enforceable. –verb (t) 3. to collect over a period of time: to accrue points. {from accrue (obsolete …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 accrue — /akruw/ Derived from the Latin, ad and creso, to grow to. In past tense, in sense of due and payable; vested. It means to increase; to augment; to come to by way of increase; to be added as an increase, profit, or damage. Acquired; falling due;… …

    Black's law dictionary