Synonyms for accruing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kroo
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkru

Définition of accruing

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb increase by addition or growth, often financial
Example sentences :
  • The accruing revelations of human origin were all that she could bear.
  • Extract from : « She Buildeth Her House » by Will Comfort
  • In his own pocket he dropped the 85 cents accruing to him by virtue of his chemical knowledge.
  • Extract from : « The Trimmed Lamp » by O. Henry
  • Sixty penalties have been reckoned as accruing upon excommunication.
  • Extract from : « The Mysteries of All Nations » by James Grant
  • It does not appear that the accruing interest on this great debt was ever paid out of the revenues of the Empire.
  • Extract from : « The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay » by Lord Eversley
  • To their thinking, women were occasionally very convenient as being the depositaries of some of the accruing wealth of the world.
  • Extract from : « Ayala's Angel » by Anthony Trollope
  • During the first two or three years the accruing dividends were invested in fruit lands in Jamaica and everything went well.
  • Extract from : « The History of Cuba, vol. 5 » by Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Now, in its maturity, it fell to him to learn much of the inner secrets of its accruing mental disease.
  • Extract from : « The Triumph of John Kars » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Meanwhile Lord Kitchener was doing his best to deal with the accruing winter discontent.
  • Extract from : « A Handbook of the Boer War » by Gale and Polden, Limited
  • At the time of his death Giulio enjoyed an annual income of more than 1000 ducats, accruing from the liberalities of his patrons.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1 » by Various
  • He was satisfied, that, by a direct tax now, money enough could not be collected to pay the accruing interest.
  • Extract from : « The Life Of Abraham Lincoln » by Ward H. Lamon

Antonyms for accruing

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