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account

ac·count

account

 
 
pronunciation:
kaUnt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on account of, take into account
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a story or report.
He gave an interesting account of their vacation.The newspaper's account of the robbery was accurate.
synonyms:
description, explanation, narrative, record, report, statement, story, tale, version
similar words:
exposition, history, recital, rehearsal, representation, tidings
definition 2: a record of money spent or received.
How much money does he have in his bank account?
synonyms:
record, statement
similar words:
bill, bookkeeping, charge, check, tally
definition 3: importance or worth.
Wealth is of little account to her.
synonyms:
consequence, distinction, importance, merit, note, regard, significance, use, value, worth
similar words:
dignity, esteem, honor, reputation
phrase: on account of
phrase: take into account
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: accounted, accounting, accounts
definition 1: to explain (usually followed by "for").
No one could account for his disappearance.
synonyms:
clarify, explain, illuminate, justify
similar words:
interpret
definition 2: to give a count or record of money spent or received.
I can account for every dollar I spent.
synonyms:
explain, report on
similar words:
tally
definition 3: to be the cause of (usually followed by "for").
Hard work accounts for his success.
synonyms:
achieve, generate, produce
similar words:
cause, create, effect
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