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“accrue” in British English

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accrueverb [ I ]

uk /əˈkruː/ us /əˈkruː/ formal

(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 savings account accrues at the rate of 4 percent.

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“accrue” in Business English

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accrueverb

uk /əˈkruː/ us formal

[ I ] to increase in amount over a period of time:

Interest accruing at 18% or more a year can quickly drain your future purchasing power.

[ 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 holiday pay.
She has accrued $80,000 of student debt 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 vacation pay to accrue to school administrators and other nonteachers.

(Definition of “accrue” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)