An account is defined as an oral or written detail of an event or situation.(noun)
An example of an account is when a child relays all of the events of his school day.
To account for something means to give it consideration or value.(verb)
An example of account is when someone is judging another person's actions and considers all of his possible motivations for his behavior.
Account means to appoint a characteristic to something or someone.(verb)
An example of account is when you deem someone as being a good friend.
The definition of an account is a record of an ongoing relationship, debt or obligation.(noun)
See account in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME acounten < OFr aconter < a-, to + conter, to tell < compter < L computare: see compute
See account in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French acont
Origin: , from aconter, to reckon
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + cunter, to count (from Latin computāre, to sum up; see compute).
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