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account - Dictionary definition and meaning for word account

Definition
(noun) a record or narrative description of past events
Synonyms : chronicle , history , story
Example Sentence
  • a history of France
  • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
  • the story of exposure to lead

Definition
(noun) a short account of the news
Synonyms : news report , report , story , write up
Example Sentence
  • the report of his speech
  • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
  • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

Definition
(noun) a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
Example Sentence
  • he asked to see the executive who handled his account

Definition
(noun) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Synonyms : explanation
Example Sentence
  • the explanation was very simple
  • I expected a brief account

Definition
(noun) grounds
Synonyms : score
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) importance or value
Example Sentence
  • a person of considerable account
  • he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

Definition
(noun) a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
Example Sentence
  • they send me an accounting every month

Definition
(noun) the act of informing by verbal report
Synonyms : report
Example Sentence
  • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
  • by all accounts they were a happy couple

Definition
(noun) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
Synonyms : bill , invoice
Example Sentence
  • he paid his bill and left
  • send me an account of what I owe

Definition
(noun) the quality of taking advantage
Example Sentence
  • she turned her writing skills to good account

Definition
(verb) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
Example Sentence
  • Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam

Definition
(verb) keep an account of
Synonyms : calculate

Definition
(verb) to give an account or representation of in words
Synonyms : describe , report
Example Sentence
  • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Definition
(verb) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
Synonyms : answer for
Example Sentence
  • I can't account for the missing money

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