An example of an account is when a child relays all of the events of his school day.
An example of an account is when you have a credit card from Visa. You have a Visa account.
An example of account is when you have an ongoing tally at a store. You could say you have an account there.
An example of account is when you deem someone as being a good friend.
An example of account is when someone is judging another person's actions and considers all of his possible motivations for his behavior.
We must account for the use of our opportunities.
A landowner of some account.
Turned her writing skills to good account.
He will account for his crime.
Can he account for his actions?
To account for all members of the platoon.
A thing of small account.
No satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena.
I've opened an account with Wikipedia so that I can contribute and partake in the project.
An officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
After the crash, not all passengers were accounted for.
He accounted for five of the enemy.
- To challenge or contest.
- To hold answerable for.
- On credit.
- Because of; for the sake of:
- Under no circumstances.
- For oneself.
- On one's own; by oneself:He wants to work on his own account.
- For someone's benefit:It's nice of you to make such an effort on his account.
- To take into consideration; allow for.
- to demand an explanation of
- to reprimand
- to acquit oneself creditably
- on a charge account; on the installment plan
- as partial payment
- for someone's sake
- because of
- for (someone's) sake
- not under any circumstances
- to take into consideration; allow for
- to take notice of; note
- to take into consideration
- to get use or profit from
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of account
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested around 1300. ((reckoning of moneys received and paid):)
- (narration): First attested in the 1610's.
- (banking): First attested in 1833.