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account

noun

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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

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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

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3 a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due
  • please add this meal to my restaurant account

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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

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5 the capacity for being useful for some purpose
  • all the planning came to no account when the event was abruptly cancelled

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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

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7 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
  • take into account the potential problems that come with keeping a horse

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  • short shrift
9 a person who buys a product or uses a service from a business
  • the company sends out holiday cards to all its accounts

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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

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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

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account

verb

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to think of in a particular way
  • account themselves lucky to be alive

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“Account.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/account. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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