- account [ə kount′]vt.[ME acounten < OFr aconter < a-, to + conter, to tell < compter < L computare: see COMPUTE]to consider or judge to be; deem; valuevi.1. to furnish a reckoning (to someone) of money received and paid out2. to make satisfactory amends (for) [he will account for his crime]3. to give satisfactory reasons or an explanation (for) [can he account for his actions?]4. to be the cause, agent, or source of: with for5. to do away with as by killing: with for [he accounted for five of the enemy]n.1. a counting; calculation2. [often pl.] a record of the financial data pertaining to a specific asset, liability, income item, expense item, or net-worth item3. BANK ACCOUNT4.a) a record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.b) CHARGE ACCOUNTc) a business or firm that is a customer or client, esp. on a regular, credit basis [one of our best accounts]5. worth; importance [a thing of small account]6. an explanation7. a report; description; story——————call to account1. to demand an explanation of2. to reprimand——————give a good account of oneselfto acquit oneself creditably——————on account1. on a charge account; on the installment plan2. as partial payment——————on someone's accountfor someone's sake——————on account of1. because of2. for (someone's) sake——————on no accountnot under any circumstances——————take account of1. to take into consideration; allow for2. to take notice of; note——————take into accountto take into consideration——————turn to accountto get use or profit from
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.