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verb as in increase by addition or growth, often financial

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Any additional time off would come out of his accrued sick and vacation time, he was told.

From Fortune

It sought, unsuccessfully, to reduce nurses’ accrued vacation time and to cut pension benefits for all employees who didn’t work full time.

Over at Palantir, which we have covered extensively the past few weeks, the company is even more of an outlier, with large-contract government sales that accrue over many years.

The order also does not prevent landlords from charging fees or accruing interest, if those are included under the renter’s lease.

From Fortune

Subscription services, however, retained almost three-quarters of the extra viewing they had accrued over lockdown.

From Digiday

The fines accrue thousands of dollars in interest every week.

You have to accrue power, use it in ethical ways, and hope that voters reward you for doing this.

Makes your kids want to do their chores, by allowing them to purchase prizes with the points they accrue.

Makes your kids want to do their chores by allowing them to purchase prizes with the points they accrue.

And Blizzard takes a 15% cut of the real-money transactions; the commissions that used to flow to eBay now accrue to them.

From this time, by the help of these machines, immense and incalculable riches will accrue to the nation.

Other cases may occur, in which great advantage would accrue, if the principle were once admitted.

No possible benefit could accrue to Sylvia from a disclosure of his suspicion that he had borne the letter to her grandfather.

His excellency also referred to the advantages which would accrue from the establishment of an agricultural society.

The only gain that would accrue from his confession would be, he considered, a subjective gain to himself.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accrue, such as: accumulate, amass, collect, enlarge, flow, and gather.

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