Account-for Definition

verb

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.
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To be the primary cause of.
The torrential downpour would account for the saturated state of the land.
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To constitute in amount or portion.
German speakers accounted for 37% of the population.
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To make or render a reckoning of funds, persons, or things.
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To be answerable for.
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