Definition of Account in English :
Define Account in English
Account meaning in English
Meaning of Account in English
Pronunciation of Account in English
Account pronunciation in English
Pronounce Account in Englishsee synonyms of account
a record or narrative description of past events
Example Sentences:'a history of France''he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president''the story of exposure to lead'
a short account of the news
Example Sentences:'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'
3. account, business relationship
a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
Example Sentences:'he asked to see the executive who handled his account'
4. account, explanation
a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Example Sentences:'the explanation was very simple''I expected a brief account'
5. account, score
Example Sentences:'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'
importance or value
Example Sentences:'a person of considerable account''he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance'
a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
Example Sentences:'they send me an accounting every month'
8. account, report
the act of informing by verbal report
Example Sentences:'he heard reports that they were causing trouble''by all accounts they were a happy couple'
an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
Example Sentences:'he paid his bill and left''send me an account of what I owe'
the quality of taking advantage
Example Sentences:'she turned her writing skills to good account'
be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
Example Sentences:'Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam'
to give an account or representation of in words
Example Sentences:'Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental'
14. account, answer for
furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
Example Sentences:'I can't account for the missing money'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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