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

Definitions of accruement word

  • noun accruement the action of accruing 3
  • verb without object accruement to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc. 1
  • verb without object accruement to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money. 1
  • verb without object accruement Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand. 1
  • noun accruement The act of accruing. 1

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Origin of accruement

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 Accruement


accruement 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.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accruement usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accruement

noun accruement

  • reimbursement — to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
  • compensation — Compensation is money that someone who has experienced loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible, or from the state.
  • reparation — the making of amends for wrong or injury done: reparation for an injustice.
  • repayment — to pay back or refund, as money.
  • profit — Often, profits. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction. Compare gross profit, net profit. the ratio of such pecuniary gain to the amount of capital invested. returns, proceeds, or revenue, as from property or investments.

Antonyms for accruement

noun accruement

  • penalty — a punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.
  • debt — A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone.
  • forfeiture — an act of forfeiting.
  • payment — something that is paid; an amount paid; compensation; recompense.

adverb accruement

  • unconsciously — not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.

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