I. verb — [no obj.] 1. (of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time • financial benefits will accrue from restructuring
• (as adj. accrued)
the accrued interest.
2. [with obj.] — accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time • they accrue entitlements to holiday pay.
3. [with obj.] — make provision for (a charge) at the end of a financial period for work that has been done but not yet invoiced. • at 31 December the amount due for the final quarter is accrued.
II. derivatives accrual /əˈkruːəl / noun
– origin late Middle English: from Old French acreue, past participle of acreistre ‘increase’, from Latin accrescere ‘become larger’ (see accrete).