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Definitions of account:
  • noun:   the quality of taking advantage
    Example: "She turned her writing skills to good account"
  • noun:   importance or value
    Example: "A person of considerable account"
  • noun:   a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
    Example: "They send me an accounting every month"
  • noun:   a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
    Example: "He asked to see the executive who handled his account"
  • noun:   a record or narrative description of past events
    Example: "He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"
  • noun:   an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    Example: "Send me an account of what I owe"
  • noun:   a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    Example: "I expected a brief account"
  • noun:   the act of informing by verbal report
    Example: "By all accounts they were a happy couple"
  • noun:   grounds
    Example: "Don't do it on my account"
  • noun:   a short account of the news
    Example: "The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
  • verb:   keep an account of
  • verb:   be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
    Example: "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
  • verb:   furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
    Example: "I can't account for the missing money"
  • verb:   to give an account or representation of in words

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See account used in context: 55 poetry verses, 36 Shakespeare works, 2 quotations, 17 Bible passages, 183 definitions

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