1. an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip.
2. an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior.
3. a statement of reasons, causes, etc., explaining some event.
4. reason; basis: On this account I'm refusing your offer.
5. importance; worth; value; consequence: things of no account.
6. estimation; judgment: In his account it was an excellent piece of work.
7. an amount of money deposited with a bank, as in a checking or savings account: My account is now with Third National.
8. Also called charge account. an accommodation or service extended by a business to a customer or client permitting the charging of goods or services, the returning for credit of unsatisfactory merchandise, etc.: Do you have an account at this store? My account with the restaurant is past due.
9. a statement of financial transactions. 10. Bookkeeping. a formal record of the debits and credits relating to the person, business, etc., named at the head of the ledger account. a balance of a specified period's receipts and expenditures. 1
1. Commerce. a business relation in which credit is used. any customer or client, especially one carried on a regular credit basis. Also called advertising account. the business assigned to an advertising agency by a client: The toothpaste account was awarded to a new agency last year. verb (used without object) 1
2. to give an explanation (usually followed by for): to account for the accident. 1
3. to answer concerning one's conduct, duties, etc. (usually followed by for): to account for the missing typewriters. 1
4. to provide a report on money received, kept, and spent. 1
5. to cause (usually followed by for): The humidity accounts for our discomfort. His reckless driving accounted for the accident. verb (used with object) 1
6. to regard; consider as: I account myself well paid. 1
7. to assign or impute (usually followed by to): the many virtues accounted to him. Idioms 1
8. call to account, to hold accountable; blame; reprimand: Call them to account for having endangered their lives. ask for an explanation of. 1
9. give a good / bad account of, to do something or conduct oneself in a good (bad, etc.) manner: She gave a good account of herself in the tennis tournament. 20. hold to account, to hold responsible; hold accountable or culpable: If any of the silver is missing, I'm going to hold you to account. 2
1. on account, as an installment or a partial payment: I can't pay the balance, but here's $10 on account. 2
2. on account of, by reason of; because of. for the sake of: She saw it through on account of me. 2
3. on all accounts, in any case; under any circumstances.Also, at all accounts. 2
4. on no account, under no circumstances; absolutely not: On no account should you buy that painting without having it appraised. 2
5. take account of, to make allowance for; consider: One must take account of the difficult circumstances. Taking account of the high overhead, the price is not excessive. to notice or observe. Also, take into account. 2
6. turn to account, to derive profit or use from; turn to advantage: She has turned her misfortunes to account.
"accounteds can be for distrusts."
"accounteds can feel for places."
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