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Below you will find the definition of accrue, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - come into the possession of
EXAMPLES - Accrue in a Sentence
- Microsoft: Vista's enterprise momentum will 'accrue' for Windows 7 (source)
- Even greater benefits can accrue to married couples already receiving Social Security. (source)
- The real big secret to service to others is the majority of the benefits accrue to you. (source)
- Investors long the calls accrue profits if shares surge 22. 5% to $11.61 by expiration day in June. (source)
- That likely means a larger and more moderate electorate, which should accrue to Murkowski's benefit. (source)
- From that they subtracted the gains in energy that might accrue from a more energy-efficient building. (source)
- Well, it turns out that there are costs involved on the front end, even as the benefits accrue, you know. (source)
- For all the benefits of scale, external cloud successes have yet to accrue to traditional IT organizations. (source)
- And it is long term sitting tenants that get the biggest discounts, new tenants taking years to accrue much. (source)
- Truth is, before Michael Bloomberg stepped up, I'd longed for a ceiling on how much money one person could accrue. (source)
- Many of our citizens have reason to believe that great good will accrue from the adoption of a bi-metallic standard. (source)
- Interest does not accrue during deferment for subsidized loans, but it does accumulate if you have unsubsidized loans. (source)
- In spite of the slow start, Russia will undoubtedly embrace the benefits which accrue from a successful small-business sector. (source)
- That deal will add $700 billion to the Federal deficit and more than half of its benefits will accrue to the richest 5% of Americans. (source)
- We can assume any outstanding debts on unfishable herring permits will only continue to accrue interest - and impact individual lives. (source)
- It was a price worth paying for the help that would eventually accrue to the helpless; that was the only matter that could be considered. (source)
- By undermining the economic recovery -- for instance -- they will accrue short term "benefits" and keep their places in Congress for another round. (source)
- If Textron thought there was a chance that the IRS would disallow a deduction, it would set aside -- or "accrue" -- a portion of the expected savings. (source)
- Palin's strong support for female candidates in 2010 could accrue to her benefit if she decides to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. (source)
- Unless you plan to stay in your home for only a year or two, you eventually will accrue some equity, even if you buy before housing in your area hits bottom. (source)
- If house prices continue to fall, then the vast majority of the homeowners that take part in this program are likely to never accrue any equity in their home. (source)
- At the end of the day, with the added centavos from each sale, they accrue dividends much greater than the symbolic salary they receive in the national currency. (source)
- "So we've got considerable firepower here to deal with the costs, any costs as they accrue," Byron Grote, BP's chief financial officer said in the conference call. (source)
- Therefore, paying interest on reserves further increases commercial bank deposits held at the Fed, and those new deposits will accrue interest as well ... and so on. (source)
- But even allowing for those shortcomings, all of which accrue to the anti-regulation side of the ledger, almost all regulations have greater economic benefit than cost. (source)
- John, is it something that we should think about here that it was related to benefits that kind of accrue to ADM in prior to the harvest, the harvest that we are currently in right now? (source)
- But crucially, all the capital receipts from sales need to accrue in full to the relevant local council or housing association, with a legal obligation on them to use these receipts on new build. (source)
- Even as China increases its economic presence through investment and greater influence in multilateral institutions, it continues to reap benefits intended to accrue to the world's truly needy nations. (source)
- The success in political terms through, for example, wider share ownership and the fairly immediate benefits for taxpayers overall by virtue of progressively lower tax rates, accrue from the fact of privatization. (source)
- He dwelt lightly on the difficulties presented by an attempt to reorganize the Ship in accordance with the new concept and bore down heavily on the prestige and honor that would accrue to the man who led the effort. (source)
- Funny thing is, while it is easy to point the fingers at the "big bosses" out there who are withholding paid vacation, many workers who have such benefits don't take a vacation at all -- and accrue weeks of unused time. (source)
- Since employer-based pensions would be made redundant by Social Security Plus, businesses no longer would need to receive the substantial federal deductions they currently accrue for providing employees 'retirement plans. (source)
- Spend yers not living, Attend policy group after group, Get into office or wuango, skim and agree, get into westminster, skim and accrue, getinto number 10, arrange boo deal, lecture tours, accrue enough money to seperate from the plebs. (source)
- CORRECTION: The one rough aspect to Strasburg's being out for a season is that he will accrue service time while on the 60-day disabled list, meaning Strasburg will get one year closer to free agency without throwing a single pitch for the Nationals. (source)
- By 2050 Latinos will comprise 17.5% of the U.S. elderly population and on average, Latinos earn less than the average U.S. worker median earnings of $30,000 compared to $40,000 limiting the benefits available to them during retirement and savings they can accrue. (source)
- PRESIDENT BALFOUR: Your Honour, may I express on behalf of all within the sound of our voice our thanks for this analysis of the Housing Problem, for the suggestion, of remedies, and for the suggestion of the collateral advantages which would accrue from the application of them. (source)
- And the fact that Barack Obama is dealing with this situation rather soberly, rather, you know, calmly, and I think actually showing quite admirable leadership in the situation is going to accrue to his credit long-term because I really don't think the country's heart right now is in terror, terror, terror. (source)
- John, of course, declared the thing 'clearly impossible, no use trying it;' but a servant of the theatre, overhearing our debate, politely offered to escort me where I wished; and then John, having no longer any difficulties to surmount, followed, to have his share in what advantages might accrue from the change. (source)
- Taghairm I would like to tell you if I am allowed, that if you wish to live in the part of the world that we do, with all the benefits that accrue to you then please conform to our way of life or go to another part where you will find it more acceptable - we wish to live in peace with one another, not blow one another up. (source)
- These devotees of the adjective that hunts in pairs are hardly to be discussed, I suppose, in connection with any rewards except such as accrue to the possessors of a certain obtuseness, who always and infallibly reap at least the reward of not being hurt by what they do not know -- or, for that matter, by what they do know. (source)
- - increased security of members 'benefits - smoothed contributions from year to year, which assists in financial planning - the flexibility to vary contributions as business conditions dictate - financial prudence requires that benefits should be funded as they accrue, that is, over the active service period of members - acceleration of tax relief on contributions. (source)
- Page 72 except such as accrue upon attendance on Congress or Convention, be first submitted to the inspection of a committee of nine or more men, inhabitants of the county where said claimant is resident, and without the approbation of said committee it shall not be accepted by the public; for which purpose you are to move and insist that a law be enacted to empower the freemen of each county to choose a committee of not less than nine men, of whom none are to be military officers. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "accrue" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 9 synonyms for accrue.
accumulate, amass, build up, collect, enlarge, flow, gather, grow, increase
We have 11 antonyms for accrue.
decrease, diminish, disperse, dissipate, distribute, divide, lessen, lose, reduce, scatter, spend
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of accrue from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To come to one as a gain, addition, or increment: interest accruing in my savings account.
- (verb-intransitive) To increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth: common sense that accrues with experience.
- (verb-intransitive) To come into existence as a claim that is legally enforceable.
- (verb-transitive) To accumulate over time: I have accrued 15 days of sick leave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To increase, to augment; to come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent.
- (verb) To be incurred as a result of the passage of time.
- (verb) To become an enforceable and permanent right.
- (noun) Something that accrues; advantage accruing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Something that accrues; advantage accruing.
- (verb-intransitive) To increase; to augment.
- (verb-intransitive) To come to by way of increase; to arise or spring as a growth or result; to be added as increase, profit, or damage, especially as the produce of money lent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To grow; increase; augment.
- (None) To happen or result as a natural growth; come or fall as an addition or increment, as of profit or loss, advantage or damage; arise in due course: as, a profit accrues to government from the coinage of copper; the natural increase accrues to the common benefit.
- (None) In law, to become a present and enforcible right or demand.
- (noun) An accession; addition; reinforcement.
- (noun) A loop or stitch forming an extra mesh in network.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) come into the possession of
- (verb) grow by addition