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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
on account of, take into account
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a story or report; narrative.
He gave an interesting account of their vacation.Her account of the incident was different from her husband's.The police asked him to give an account of his actions on that night.
chronicle, description, narrative, recitation, record, relation, report, statement, story, tale, version
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commentary, declamation, elaboration, exposition, history, memoir, narration, portrayal, recital, rehearsal, representation, tidings
definition 2: a statement of the causes or reasons behind some action, event, or phenomenon.
The big bang theory is one account of how the universe began.
definition 3: an explanation of conduct.
Your boss will expect an account of your dealings with this client.
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definition 4: ground or reason for carrying out some action; basis.
On no account should the guard leave his post.On what account are you requesting this information?
definition 5: an arrangement wherein a bank or other financial institution holds a customer's deposited funds so that the funds are safe but can be accessed at any time by the customer, or the conception of this arrangement as a container for the funds that are kept.
She set up an account at the local bank with a deposit of two thousand dollars.I don't have enough money in my account to pay the rent right now.
definition 6: a record of money spent or received.
According to your account at the bank, you made five deposits this month.
book, record, statement
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bill, bookkeeping, charge, check, computation, invoice, tally
definition 7: an arrangement with a store or other business that allows a customer to pay for goods or services on credit instead of using cash at the time of sale.
The department store offers a discount on purchases if you open an account with them.
definition 8: an arrangement that allows one to gain access to a computer, a computer application, or website when one enters a username and password that one has established.
In order to gain access to your health records online, you need to create an account on the clinic's website.
definition 9: a company or person who is a client of a business.
The advertising agency was lucky to get two new accounts this fall.
similar words:
client, customer
definition 10: value or worth.
The opinions of the children were of little account to him.
consequence, distinction, import, importance, merit, note, regard, significance, use, value, worth
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dignity, esteem, honor, reputation, repute
definition 11: behalf.
Please don't stay up late on my account.On whose account are you making all these arrangements?
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phrase: on account of
phrase: take into account
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: accounted, accounting, accounts
definition 1: to explain (usually followed by "for").
I can't account for her feelings toward this horrible man.Her illness accounts for the paleness of her skin.The doctor is still having difficulty accounting for the man's death.
clarify, explain, illuminate, justify, rationalize
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elucidate, interpret
definition 2: to provide a count or tally, esp. of money spent and taken in (usually followed by "for").
I can account for every dollar I spent.
explain, report on
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enumerate, tally
definition 3: to be the cause of (usually followed by "for").
He accounted for several runs in the ball game.Hard work accounts for his success.
achieve, generate, produce
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cause, create, effect, give rise to, occasion
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to regard as.
I account him of little worth to the company.
consider, count, deem, rate, regard
similar words:
appraise, assess, believe, estimate, gauge, judge, reckon, think of, value, view
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  bank, business, money
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