Definition of Account For in English :

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Account For meaning in English

Meaning of Account For in English

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Account For

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1. account for

be the reason or explanation for

Example Sentences:
'The recession accounts for the slow retail business'

2. account for

give reasons for

Example Sentences:
'Can you account for all these absences?'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Account For

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verb (intr, preposition)
to give reasons for (an event, act, etc)
to make or provide a reckoning of (expenditure, payments, etc)
to be responsible for destroying, killing, or putting (people, aircraft, etc) out of action

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Account For

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1. A narrative or record of events.
a. A reason given for a particular action or event: What is the account for this loss?
b. A report relating to one's conduct: gave a satisfactory account of herself.
c. A basis or ground: no reason to worry on that account.
a. A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions.
b. A precise list or enumeration of financial transactions.
c. A sum of money deposited for checking, savings, or brokerage use.
d. A customer having a business or credit relationship with a firm: salespeople visiting their accounts.
4. A private access to a computer system or online service, usually requiring a password to enter.
5. Worth, standing, or importance: a landowner of some account.
6. Profit or advantage: turned her writing skills to good account.
tr.v. ac·count·ed, ac·count·ing, ac·counts
To consider as being; deem. See Synonyms at consider. See Usage Note at as1.

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