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To earn but not collect. For example, if a company makes $1 million in revenue but has not collected $250,000 before it must make its quarterly statement, it is said to have accrued $250,000 in revenue. By the same token, the interest a bond has earned between coupon payments is said to accrue. See also: Accruals.


To accumulate; grow. A $100,000 loan at 7 percent interest accrues interest at the rate of $7,000 per year, or $19.18 per day. The mortgage holder on a property being sold will typically tell the closing company a payoff amount accurate as of the anticipated closing date, with a daily accrual for each day closing is delayed.

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The energy intakes seen in this study were relatively low in comparison to what is recommended for strength/power athletes, possibly contributing in part to the inability to achieve significant increases in lean tissue accruement and body mass gains.
Cal's disturbed, alcoholic mother sees strange visions and hears voices, so when Cal himself first enters the Waste Land of Corbenic, with a Fisher King, the Holy Grail, and other accruements of mythology, he is horrified, thinking he too is becoming ill like his mother.
We've seen enough of those people who were gifted but had no business accruements and were taken advantage of.
Boro's status has a big say in the quality of player Ashby will require for his squad and while the nucleus of the present line-up have looked to have the necessary accruements to perform in Nationwide North, playing in non-league's top flight is another proposition.
Green and Dullard fought for a better life for all irrespective of the accruements of status, class or power.
It was the kind of burger that you have a craving for when you want a real burger--cooked on the griddle and nicely saddled with all of the appropriate accruements.
Jeans come in various colour shades and are distinguished by a variety of cuts, construction, washes, stitching and other designer-driven accruements that determine their price point at retail.