account for (something)

Definition of account for (something)

  1. 1 :  to give a reason or explanation for (something) How do you account for your success?

  2. 2 :  to be the cause of (something) These new features account for the computer's higher price.

  3. 3 :  to make up or form (a part of something) Women account for only 25 percent of our employees.

  4. 4 US :  to think about (something) before doing something :  to take (something) into consideration The researchers failed to account for the fact that most of the students were poor.

Word by Word Definitions

account
  1. :  a record of debit (see 2debit 1a) and credit (see 1credit 2d) 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

    :  reckoning, computation

  1. :  to think of as :  consider

    :  to probe into :  analyze

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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