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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from Old French acreue 'increase', from acreistre 'to increase', from Latin accrescere; ACCRETION


ac‧crue [intransitive and transitive]
1 if advantages accrue to you, you get those advantages over a period of time
accrue to
benefits that accrue to students
accrue from
advantages accruing from the introduction of new technology
2 if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases over a period of time:
Interest will accrue until payment is made.
accrual noun [countable usually singular]

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