Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

account

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of account

  1. 1 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened <newspaper reporters must strive to provide an accurate account of what happened> Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), history, narration, narrative, record, report, story Related Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

  2. 2 a presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view <the pianist gave an account of the sonata that revealed a very mature understanding of the work> Synonyms interpretation, performance, reading, rendition, version Related Words adaptation, reworking, variation

  3. 3 a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due <please add this meal to my restaurant account> Synonyms {h,1}bill, check, invoice, statement, tabRelated Words receipt, reckoning; document, ledger, record; charge, cost, expense, fee, price, rate, toll; score, tally

  4. 4 a sum of money set aside for a particular purpose <after paying the tuition, there was still money left for books in her special account for college expenses> Synonyms fund, budget, deposit, kitty, nest egg, poolRelated Words chest, coffer(s); assets, savings, savings account; bankroll, cache, collection, cushion, hoard, pocketbook, reserve, treasure; petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money

  5. 5 the capacity for being useful for some purpose <all the planning came to no account when the event was abruptly cancelled> Synonyms use, avail, mileage, service, serviceability, serviceableness, usefulness, utilityRelated Words advantage, benefit, gain; aid, assistance, help; applicability, appropriateness, fitness, relevance; profit, value, worthNear Antonyms inapplicability, inappropriatenessAntonyms uselessness, worthlessness

  6. 6 the relative usefulness or importance of something as judged by specific qualities <the position of publicity agent for a star is of considerable account in Hollywood> Synonyms worth, merit, valuation, valueRelated Words assessment, estimation, evaluation; excellence, greatness, perfection; consequence, importance, significance, weight; desirabilityNear Antonyms emptiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; baseness, cheapness, crumminess, inferiority, lousiness, meanness, paltriness, pettiness, poorness; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, unacceptability

  7. 7 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something <take into account the potential problems that come with keeping a horse> Synonyms consideration, advisement, debate, deliberation, reflection, study, thoughtRelated Words cogitation, contemplation, meditation, pondering, rumination; introspection; agonizing, hesitation, indecision; premeditationAntonyms short shrift

  8. 8 a feeling of great approval and liking <held her grandmother, a pioneer in aviation, in high account> Synonyms admiration, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respectRelated Words appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms disfavor

  9. 9 a person who buys a product or uses a service from a business <the company sends out holiday cards to all its accounts> Synonyms customer, client, guest, patron, punter [chiefly British]Related Words consumer, end user, user; buyer, correspondent, purchaser, vendee; browser, prospect, shopper, window-shopper; bargainer, haggler; regularNear Antonyms broker, merchant, seller, vendor (also vender); shopkeeper, tradesman; black marketer (or black marketeer), fence

  10. 10 a statement given to explain a belief or act <he could offer no credible account for why he had been absent from work for two hours> Synonyms reason, accounting, argument, case, explanation, rationaleRelated Words alibi, apologia, apology, defense, excuse, justification, vindication; appeal, plea; guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationalization

  11. 11 something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing <for that account alone you should agree that the system needs overhauling> Synonyms reason, authority, grounds, motive, subject, wherefore, whyRelated Words antecedent, cause, consideration, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, occasion, stimulus

  12. 12 the quality or state of being important <where we go for dinner is of no account to me> Synonyms importance, consequence, import, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, weight, weightinessRelated Words celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality




account

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of account

  1. to think of in a particular way <account themselves lucky to be alive> Synonyms consider, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewRelated Words believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up account? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex soothe disapprove reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ