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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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