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account

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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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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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client, customer, guest, patron, punter [chiefly British]

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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

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to think of in a particular way

  • account themselves lucky to be alive
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take for



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