account - definitions and synonyms

account verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something

    Example Sentenses:

    • Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam

  2. English Meaning: 

    : keep an account of

    Synonyms:

    calculate
  3. English Meaning: 

    : to give an account or representation of in words

    Example Sentenses:

    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

    Synonyms:

    describe / report
  4. English Meaning: 

    : furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

    Example Sentenses:

    • I can't account for the missing money

    Synonyms:

    answer for

account noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a record or narrative description of past events

    Example Sentenses:

    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president

    • a history of France

    • the story of exposure to lead

    Synonyms:

    chronicle / history / story
  2. English Meaning: 

    : a short account of the news

    Example Sentenses:

    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

    • the report of his speech

    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news

    Synonyms:

    news report / report / story / write up
  3. English Meaning: 

    : a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services

    Example Sentenses:

    • he asked to see the executive who handled his account

  4. English Meaning: 

    : a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

    Example Sentenses:

    • I expected a brief account

    • the explanation was very simple

    Synonyms:

    explanation
  5. English Meaning: 

    : grounds

    Example Sentenses:

    • don't do it on my account

    • the paper was rejected on account of its length

    • he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful

    Synonyms:

    score
  6. English Meaning: 

    : importance or value

    Example Sentenses:

    • a person of considerable account

    • he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

  7. English Meaning: 

    : a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

    Example Sentenses:

    • they send me an accounting every month

  8. English Meaning: 

    : the act of informing by verbal report

    Example Sentenses:

    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble

    Synonyms:

    report
  9. English Meaning: 

    : an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

    Example Sentenses:

    • send me an account of what I owe

    • he paid his bill and left

    Synonyms:

    bill / invoice
  10. English Meaning: 

    : the quality of taking advantage

    Example Sentenses:

    • she turned her writing skills to good account