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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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Early social marketing literature adhered to the belief that the accruement of societal benefits could only be accomplished through understanding exchange relationships (Kotler and Zaltman, 1971).
The revised law would enable private-sector employees who accept government appointments to retain their rights to benefits such as unemployment insurance coverage, the accruement of pensionable service and employer-financed housing loans.
the Fan contains the kinds of vignettes concerning military accruement,
Cronin and Strong (1990b) showed, in a similar experiment with Prokelisia marginata planthoppers, that 72 h is a sufficient exposure interval to allow for the accruement of Anagrus parasitoids.
Rewards for shoppers are readily advertised, usually consisting of the accruement of points by spending money either in-store or online and then using those points to pay for future purchases.
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He was a competent doctor, compassionate, knowledgeable, highly intelligent, had a perfect bedside manner, a good business accruement, and he was very impressive for being so young.
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By informal is meant that the characters participate within a cultural-legal framework without any ceremonial accruements.
Mallaghan to hold a church wedding complete with all the Catholic accruements - communion, a presiding priest and vows of 'til death do us part.