accrue Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"accrue" in British English

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accrueverb [I]

uk   us   /əˈkruː/ formal
to ​increase in ​number or ​amount over a ​period of ​time: Interest will accrue on the ​account at a ​rate of seven ​percent. Little ​benefit will accrue to the ​city (= it will ​receive little ​benefit) from the new ​transportlinks.
(Definition of accrue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accrue" in American English

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accrueverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈkru/
to ​increase over a ​period of ​time, or to get an ​amount of something ​gradually over ​time: [I] Interest on this ​savingsaccount accrues at the ​rate of 4 ​percent.
(Definition of accrue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accrue" in Business English

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accrueverb

uk   us   /əˈkruː/ formal
[I] to ​increase in ​amount over a ​period of ​time: Interest accruing at 18% or more a ​year can quickly ​drain your future ​purchasingpower.
[T] to ​allow something to ​increase in ​amount over a ​period of ​time: By the ​time they ​leave, they'll have accrued a year's ​holidaypay. She has accrued $80,000 of ​studentdebt in her ​educational pursuit.
[I] if a ​payment or an ​advantage accrues to you, you receive it or have the ​right to receive it: accrue to sb Building ​societies are mutually ​owned, and ​benefits accrue to ​members rather than ​shareholders. The school ​district is being criticized for ​allowing $74 million in ​vacationpay to accrue to school ​administrators and other nonteachers.
(Definition of accrue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “accrue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 积累, (逐渐)增加,增多…
in Chinese (Traditional) 積累, (逐漸)增加,增多…
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