verb (accru, ing)
- (obsolete) Something that accrues; advantage accruing
- 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.
- And though power failed, her courage did - Spenser
- Interest accrues to principal - Abbott
- The great and essential advantages accruing to society from the freedom of the press - Junius
- (accounting) To be incurred as a result of the passage of time.
- The monthly financial statements show all the actual but only some of the accrued expenses.
Etymology: French accrí, Old French acreí, past participle of accroitre, Old French acroistre to increase; Latin ad + crescere to increase. Compare Accretion, Accresce, Accrete, Crew. See Crescent
- Dutch: verhogen, groeien
- French: accroí®tre
- German: anfallen
- Italian: accrescersi
- Spanish: acrecentarse
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