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  • the quality of taking advantage
    • she turned her writing skills to good account
  • an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe
  • the act of informing by verbal report
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple
  • a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
    • they send me an accounting every month
  • importance or value
    • a person of considerable account
    • he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance
  • grounds
    • 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
  • a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
    • he asked to see the executive who handled his account
  • a short account of the news
    • 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
  • a record or narrative description of past events
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
    • I can't account for the missing money
  • to give an account or representation of in words
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental
  • keep an account of
  • be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
    • Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam
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