- To explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.
- I don't have to account for anything to you.
- The storekeeper was expected to account for any material removed.
- To be the primary cause of
- The torrential downpour would account for the saturated state of the land.
- To constitute in amount or portion.
- German speakers accounted for 37% of the population.
- To make or render a reckoning of funds, persons, or things.
- To be answerable for.
- To destroy or put out of action.
- Coyotes account for more rabbits than hunters do.