Synonyms and Antonyms of account

  1. 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> Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), history, narration, narrative, record, report, story Related Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

  2. 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> Synonyms interpretation, performance, reading, rendition, version Related Words adaptation, reworking, variation

  3. 3 a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due <please add this meal to my restaurant account> Synonyms {h,1}bill, check, invoice, statement, tabRelated Words receipt, reckoning; document, ledger, record; charge, cost, expense, fee, price, rate, toll; score, tally

  4. 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> Synonyms fund, budget, deposit, kitty, nest egg, poolRelated Words chest, coffer(s); assets, savings, savings account; bankroll, cache, collection, cushion, hoard, pocketbook, reserve, treasure; petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money

  5. 5 the capacity for being useful for some purpose <all the planning came to no account when the event was abruptly cancelled> Synonyms use, avail, mileage, service, serviceability, serviceableness, usefulness, utilityRelated Words advantage, benefit, gain; aid, assistance, help; applicability, appropriateness, fitness, relevance; profit, value, worthNear Antonyms inapplicability, inappropriatenessAntonyms uselessness, worthlessness

  6. 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> Synonyms worth, merit, valuation, valueRelated Words assessment, estimation, evaluation; excellence, greatness, perfection; consequence, importance, significance, weight; desirabilityNear Antonyms emptiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; baseness, cheapness, crumminess, inferiority, lousiness, meanness, paltriness, pettiness, poorness; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, unacceptability

  7. 7 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something <take into account the potential problems that come with keeping a horse> Synonyms consideration, advisement, debate, deliberation, reflection, study, thoughtRelated Words cogitation, contemplation, meditation, pondering, rumination; introspection; agonizing, hesitation, indecision; premeditationAntonyms short shrift

  8. 8 a feeling of great approval and liking <held her grandmother, a pioneer in aviation, in high account> Synonyms admiration, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respectRelated Words appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms disfavor

  9. 9 a person who buys a product or uses a service from a business <the company sends out holiday cards to all its accounts> Synonyms customer, client, guest, patron, punter [chiefly British]Related Words consumer, end user, user; buyer, correspondent, purchaser, vendee; browser, prospect, shopper, window-shopper; bargainer, haggler; regularNear Antonyms broker, merchant, seller, vendor (also vender); shopkeeper, tradesman; black marketer (or black marketeer), fence

  10. 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> Synonyms reason, accounting, argument, case, explanation, rationaleRelated Words alibi, apologia, apology, defense, excuse, justification, vindication; appeal, plea; guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationalization

  11. 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> Synonyms reason, authority, grounds, motive, subject, wherefore, whyRelated Words antecedent, cause, consideration, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, occasion, stimulus

  12. 12 the quality or state of being important <where we go for dinner is of no account to me> Synonyms importance, consequence, import, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, weight, weightinessRelated Words celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality



Synonyms and Antonyms of account

  1. to think of in a particular way <account themselves lucky to be alive> Synonyms consider, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewRelated Words believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine

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a principle or belief held by a group

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