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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
Parts of speech for Accrued
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".
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Synonyms for 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
- 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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