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on one's own account

Definition of on one's own account

  1. 1 :  by oneself :  on one's own :  without the help of others <She bought the house entirely on her own account.> <He left the company and went into business on his own account.>

  2. 2 :  for one's own sake :  in order to make a situation good for oneself <I'm doing it on my own account, not for anyone else.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

account
  1. :  reckoning, computation

    :  a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item or a particular person or concern

    :  a statement of transactions during a fiscal period and the resulting balance

  1. :  to think of as :  consider

    :  to probe into :  analyze


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