account

Definition of account

noun:

  • 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". Synonyms: chronicle, history, story.
  • 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". Synonyms: news report, report, story, write up.
  • 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". Synonyms: business relationship.
  • 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". Synonyms: explanation.
  • 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". Synonyms: score.
  • importance or value; "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; "they send me an accounting every month". Synonyms: account statement, accounting.
  • the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble", "by all accounts they were a happy couple". Synonyms: report.
  • 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". Synonyms: bill, invoice.
  • the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account".

verb:

  • 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".
  • keep an account of. Synonyms: calculate.
  • to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental". Synonyms: describe, report.
  • furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money". Synonyms: answer for.

Related words

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Rhymes with account

amount, count, discount, miscount, mount, mt, recount, recount, surmount.

Start with account

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