account

phonetic symbol: / əkáʊnt / 

account - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the quality of taking advantage
e.g.)
・she turned her writing skills to good account

[ noun ]
■ importance or value
e.g.)
・a person of considerable account
・he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

[ noun ]
■ a record or narrative description of past events
e.g.)
・he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
chronicle , history , story

[ noun ]
■ an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
e.g.)
・send me an account of what I owe
bill , invoice

[ noun ]
■ a short account of the news
e.g.)
・the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious
news report , report , story , write up

[ noun ]
■ a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
e.g.)
・I expected a brief account
explanation

[ noun ]
■ the act of informing by verbal report
e.g.)
・by all accounts they were a happy couple
report

[ noun ]
■ grounds
e.g.)
・don't do it on my account
・the paper was rejected on account of its length
score

[ noun ]
■ a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
e.g.)
・they send me an accounting every month
account statement , accounting

[ noun ]
■ a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
e.g.)
・he asked to see the executive who handled his account
business relationship

[ verb ]
■ furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
e.g.)
・I can't account for the missing money
answer for

[ verb ]
■ to give an account or representation of in words
describe , report

[ verb ]
■ keep an account of
calculate

[ verb ]
■ be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
e.g.)
・Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam

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