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
Players on teams with first-round byes have no chance to accrue points during the opening weekend, but they tend to have the best players and the best Super Bowl odds, so don’t be shy about drafting them early.
Double XP tokens accrued in “Warzone” before the merger now can’t be used in “Warzone.”Call of Duty’s merged world has everything a player could want. Except logic. | Mike Hume | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
However, as data has accrued, the Gaia scientists have found it easier to separate the fake parallax from the real.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse | Natalie Wolchover | December 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Its benefits accrue not only to patients, they argue, but to doctors and nurses as well.
Overdraft policies vary by bank but the typical fee is $35, and a customer can accrue additional penalties multiple times a day, CRL reported.JPMorgan Chase Bank Wrongly Charged 170,000 Customers Overdraft Fees. Federal Regulators Refused to Penalize It. | by Patrick Rucker, The Capitol Forum | December 14, 2020 | ProPublica
It's now routine for people to graduate with $200K and even $300K of educational debt, at plus 7% interest, accruing daily.
When an assignment of it is made, the assignee may sue in his own name for rent accruing after the assignment.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Of the taxes accruing to the Insular Treasury under the above law, 10 per cent.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
On the 31st of December in every year the interest accruing will be added to the capital and will in like manner bear interest.
The output is seized in its entirety, and not limited to the extent accruing to British scrip holders only.Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) | C. H. Thomas
She likewise renounces in favor of China any claim to indemnities accruing thereunder subsequent to March 14, 1917.
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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