Definition of ACCOUNT

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
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>
a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due <please add this meal to my restaurant account>
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>
the capacity for being useful for some purpose <all the planning came to no account when the event was abruptly cancelled>
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>
a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something <take into account the potential problems that come with keeping a horse>
Antonyms short shrift
a person who buys a product or uses a service from a business <the company sends out holiday cards to all its accounts>
Synonyms account, client, guest, patron, punter [chiefly British]
Near Antonyms broker, merchant, seller, vendor (also vender); shopkeeper, tradesman; black marketer (or black marketeer), fence
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>
something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing <for that account alone you should agree that the system needs overhauling>

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