by one's own account

Definition of by one's own account

  1. :  according to what one has said about one's own life or experiences By her own account, that was the worst performance of her career. They had, by their own account, a wonderful time.

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. :  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


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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