What is another word for accrue?

1810 synonyms found


[ ɐkɹˈuː], [ ɐkɹˈuː], [ ɐ_k_ɹ_ˈuː]

Accrue is a verb that refers to the accumulation or gradual increase of something over time. Synonyms for accrue include accumulate, amass, gather, stack up, build up, grow, increase, multiply, and accrue interest. These words describe the same process of gaining more of something over time, often through consistent effort or natural processes. "Accumulate" suggests more intentional efforts to gather or collect something, while "amass" suggests a greater quantity or a sense of power or prestige associated with the growth. "Multiply" has mathematical connotations and implies exponential growth, while "accrue interest" specifically refers to the financial concept of earnings on an investment or loan.

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What are the opposite words for accrue?

Accrue is defined as the gradual accumulation of something over time, such as interest or benefits. Antonyms for accrue would, therefore, be words that represent a decrease or lack of accumulation. Examples include dissipate, spend, lose, decrease, diminish and dwindle. These words describe the opposite concept of accrue, indicating a reduction or dissipation of something over time. While accrue is usually associated with positive outcomes, such as income or opportunities, each of these words represents the negative consequences of not accruing or losing benefits. These antonyms remind us of the importance of accruing when possible and the potential loss when we don't.

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Usage examples for Accrue

"Delight a hundredfold" will accrue from this postponement-the contribution of every grain of sand through the hourglass, of "every span of shade" across the sundial, of every click in the watch, and each day's sun.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty
Now, the ill effects which issue from piecework combined with overtime could not accrue from piecework combined with shorter hours.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
She has chosen to sow her wild oats and to accrue her debts.
"The Three Heron's Feathers"
Hermann Sudermann

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