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  • EN [ əˈkaʊnt]
  • US [ əˈkaʊnt]

English definition


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. the act of informing by verbal report;

    • "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"
    • "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. 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"
  • 5. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;

    • "they send me an accounting every month"
  • 6. 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"
  • 7. 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"
  • 8. 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"
  • 9. importance or value;

    • "a person of considerable account"
    • "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
  • 10. the quality of taking advantage;

    • "she turned her writing skills to good account"


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. keep an account of

  • 3. to give an account or representation of in words;

    • "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
  • 4. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation;

    • "I can't account for the missing money"

Example sentences

  • On this account we should be more cautious on this voyage.

  • Witnesses attested his account.

  • There is not the least element of truth in his account of what happened.

  • He has made several withdrawals from his bank account.

  • My father bought a new suit on his charge account.

  • The match was postponed on account of the weather.

  • This is a factual account of the war.

  • The mate observed regretfully that he could not account for that young fellow's whims.

  • The money will be debited from your account.

  • Charge the expenses to my account.

  • I was called to account for my conduct by the headmistress.

  • He lingered lovingly over the account of his exploits.

  • Rule off the column and we'll close the account at that date.

  • This account has remained unsettled for a long time.

  • I see you worrying on my account, but really I don't mind.

  • The factory timekeeper keeps account of the hours of work done.

  • " Auntie told me not to run, " he explained, " on account of my asthma. ”

  • He gave a colorful account of life in Samoa.

  • On no account should we discard our fine traditions and styles of work.

  • I don't understand a modern day account of the Holy Trinity.

  • a factual account of events

  • He gave a humorous account of their trip to Spain.

  • Urban planners in practice have to take account of many interest groups in society.

  • The direction of the prevailing winds should be taken into account.

  • I'd like to check the balance in my account please.

  • The social services account for a substantial part of public spending.

  • I told him if he withdrew it was on his own account.

Phrase collocation

  • account for

    To constitute the governing or primary factor

    • Bad weather accounted for the long delay.

    To provide an explanation or justification

    • The suspect couldn't account for his time that night.

  • by (或 from) all accounts

    according to what one has heard or read

    • by all accounts he is a pretty nice guy.

  • call (或 bring) someone to account

    require someone to explain a mistake or poor performance

  • give a good (或 bad) account of oneself

    make a favourable (or unfavourable) impression through one's performance

  • keep an account of

    keep a record of

  • leave something out of account

    fail or decline to consider a factor

  • money of account

    denominations of money used in reckoning but not current as coins

  • on someone's account

    for a specified person's benefit

    • don't bother on my account.

  • on one's own account

    with one's own money or assets, rather than for an employer or client

    • he began trading on his own account.

  • settle (或 square) accounts with

    pay money owed to (someone)

  • take something into account (或 take account of)

    consider a specified thing along with other factors before reaching a decision or taking action

  • there's no accounting for tastes (或 taste)

    (proverb)it's impossible to explain why different people like different things, especially those things which the speaker considers unappealing

  • turn something to good account

    turn something to one's advantage

  • take account of

Synonym discrimination

  • account, report

  • explain, interpret, illustrate, clarify, account

Meaning of account

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