to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, such as an employment benefit or interest on money: Paid time off is accrued weekly, at a rate of one hour per week.
Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand.
- ac·cru·a·ble, adjective
- ac·crue·ment, noun
- non·ac·cru·ing, adjective
- su·per·ac·crue, verb (used without object), su·per·ac·crued, su·per·ac·cru·ing.
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How to use accrue in a sentence
Since these benefits could start accruing a few weeks after residents in a facility are fully immunized, “I would recommend the vaccine for a 97-year-old with significant dementia,” Uy said.Are the coronavirus vaccines safe for someone with cancer, dementia or MS? | Judith Graham | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The heat produced by infrared light is less damaging than heat produced by coils because it dries the hair from the inside out, protecting the layers that have accrued the most damage.The best hair dryer: Get a salon-worthy blowout at home | Carsen Joenk | January 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s still a pretty legitimate debate whether President Sears was a “good guy,” but it’s without doubt that the man had intentions beyond himself or the power he can accrue.
One of the Nationals’ acquisition tenets is to accrue talent up the middle and let it fan out from there.Nationals sign 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Armando Cruz to $3.9 million bonus | Jesse Dougherty | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Additionally, the company will miss out on the fees it normally accrues.By clamping down on DC rioters, Airbnb is finally acting like it owns the place | Rani Molla | January 15, 2021 | Vox
British Dictionary definitions for accrue
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
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