- to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
- to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money.
- Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand.
Origin of accrue
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Related Words for accruementreimbursement, compensation, revenue, profit, yield, gain, interest, income, reparation, repayment, accrual, reciprocation, take, gate, reward, proceeds, recompense, accruement, advantage, lucre
- to increase by growth or addition, esp (of capital) to increase by periodic addition of interest
- (often foll by to) to fall naturally (to); come into the possession (of); result (for)
- law (of a right or demand) to become capable of being enforced
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.