The definition of accrue means to accumulate or grow larger in amount.(verb)
An example of accrue is the interest added to a loan, increasing the balance due over time.
See accrue in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME acreuen < OFr acreu, pp. of acroistre, increase < L accrescere: see accretion
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verb ac·crued, ac·cru·ing, ac·crues verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English acreuen
Origin: , from Old French acreu
Origin: , past participle of acroistre, to increase, add
Origin: , from Latin accrēscere, to grow
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + crēscere, to arise; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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