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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 accruing word

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

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Origin of accruing

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 Accruing


accruing 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

accruing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accruing

noun accruing

  • addition — An addition to something is a thing which is added to it.

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