verb (used without object), ac·crued, ac·cru·ing.
- accroides gum,
- accrual basis,
- accrued dividend,
- accrued expense,
- accrued income,
- accrued interest,
- accrued liability
Origin of accrue
Examples from the Web for accrue
You have to accrue power, use it in ethical ways, and hope that voters reward you for doing this.Bill de Blasio Mayoral Win Signals Working Families Party Ascendancy|David Freedlander|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Makes your kids want to do their chores, by allowing them to purchase prizes with the points they accrue.
Makes your kids want to do their chores by allowing them to purchase prizes with the points they accrue.
And Blizzard takes a 15% cut of the real-money transactions; the commissions that used to flow to eBay now accrue to them.Diablo 3 Director Regrets Building an In-Game Market|Megan McArdle|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Democratic politics are the accumulation of a great many small decisions and actions that will accrue to what seems a big picture.
I have detailed the benefits which will accrue to me, and the trouble which will in all likelihood accrue to you.
From both ways of listening helpful results may accrue, but by no means the greatest.For Every Music Lover|Aubertine Woodward Moore
A reaction inevitably occurs from the poor results that accrue from these professedly "logical" methods.How We Think|John Dewey
They scanned the boat critically, and shuffled, in imagination, the boundless profits that were to accrue.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
Such loss as did accrue was shared in and averaged among the whole community, making it the veriest trifle upon any individual.Money|John P. Jones
verb -crues, -cruing or -crued (intr)
Word Origin for accrue
mid-15c., from Old French acreue "growth, increase, what has grown," fem. of acreu, past participle of acreistre (Modern French accroître) "to increase," from Latin accrescere (see accretion). Related: Accrued; accruing. Apparently a verb from a French noun because there is no English verb to go with it until much later, unless the record is defective.