verb (used without object), accrued, accruing.
to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
to be added as a matter of periodic gain or advantage, as interest on money.
Law. to become a present and enforceable right or demand.
verb (intransitive) -crues, -cruing, -crued
to increase by growth or addition, esp (of capital) to increase by periodic addition of interest
(often foll by to) to fall naturally (to); come into the possession (of); result (for)
(law) (of a right or demand) to become capable of being enforced
mid-15c., from Old French acreue “growth, increase, what has grown,” fem. of acreu, past participle of acreistre (Modern French accroître) “to increase,” from Latin accrescere (see accretion). Related: Accrued; accruing. Apparently a verb from a French noun because there is no English verb to go with it until much later, unless the record is defective.
[uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/ adjective 1. tending to or arising from ; cumulative. 2. tending to wealth; acquisitive.
[non-uh-chee-ver] /ˌnɒn əˈtʃi vər/ noun 1. a student who fares poorly in the classroom or has failing grades. 2. any person who does not succeed or progress, especially because of lack of interest or motivation.
[ak-wee-es-uh ns] /ˌæk wiˈɛs əns/ noun 1. the act or condition of or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss’s demands. 2. Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of […]
[uh-kwiz-i-tiv] /əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. tending or seeking to and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.: our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies. /əˈkwɪzɪtɪv/ adjective 1. inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessions: we currently live in an acquisitive society adj. 1630s, “owned through acquisition,” from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem […]