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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kroo]
    • /əˈkru/
    • /əˈkruː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kroo]
    • /əˈkru/

Definitions of accrued word

  • verb without object accrued to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc. 1
  • verb without object accrued to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money. 1
  • verb without object accrued Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand. 1
  • noun accrued Simple past tense and past participle of accrue. 1
  • adjective accrued banking: interest 1
  • adjective accrued Having increased through accrual; having risen over time or due to financial transactions. 0

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Origin of accrued

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English acruen, acrewen, probably < Anglo-French accru(e), Middle French accreu(e), past participle of ac(c)reistre to increase < Latin accrēscere grow. See ac-, crew1, accretion

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Parts of speech for Accrued


accrued popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accrued usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accrued

adjective accrued

  • realized — to grasp or understand clearly.
  • realised — to grasp or understand clearly.
  • acquired — obtained, through buying or being given
  • increased — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • accumulated — to gather or collect, often in gradual degrees; heap up: to accumulate wealth.

Antonyms for accrued

verb accrued

  • dissipated — indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute.
  • spent — simple past tense and past participle of spend.
  • diminished — to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.
  • distributed — (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized by relatively extensive contact or constriction between the articulating organs, as the (sh) in show in contrast to the (s) in so.
  • divided — separated; separate.

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