ac·​crued ə-ˈkrüd How to pronounce accrued (audio)
: accumulated over a period of time
three weeks of accrued vacation time
… the loan increases by the amount of unpaid, accrued interest.James L. Lipscomb

Examples of accrued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This allows employees to keep track of accrued or available PTO and effortlessly request days off. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 Boothe told workers they would be paid through Thursday as well as for any accrued and unused vacation time. Lisa Schencker, Chicago Tribune, 23 Feb. 2023 Any accrued but unpaid interest is capitalized annually, causing the loan balance to increase. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accrued was in 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Accrued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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