V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to accumulate something gradually over time; 2. to increase something through growth

Synonyms: accumulate, acquire, gain, increase, store, grow, amass, collect

Antonyms: decrease, disperse

Tips: Accrue is derived from the Old French acreue, which means "an increase or growth." Think, growth or the accumulation of money or expenses over time. The related noun accrual refers to accumulation or growth.

Usage Examples:

I hoped my investments would significantly accrue over time. (grow, increase)

Employees will start to accrue sick leave after six months of employment. (acquire, accumulate)

According to the terms of his home loan, he will have to pay off the accrued interest every month. (amassed, accumulated) adjective

Our company needs a large accrual of funds in order to proceed with our research and development. (accumulation) noun

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