account [ə kount′]
[ME acounten < OFr aconter < a-, to + conter, to tell < compter < L computare: see COMPUTE]
to consider or judge to be; deem; value
1. to furnish a reckoning (to someone) of money received and paid out
2. 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 for
5. to do away with as by killing: with for [he accounted for five of the enemy]
1. a counting; calculation
2. [often pl.] a record of the financial data pertaining to a specific asset, liability, income item, expense item, or net-worth item
a) a record of the financial transactions relating to a specific person, property, business, etc.
c) 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 explanation
7. a report; description; story
call to account
1. to demand an explanation of
2. to reprimand
give a good account of oneself
to acquit oneself creditably
on account
1. on a charge account; on the installment plan
2. as partial payment
on someone's account
for someone's sake
on account of
1. because of
2. for (someone's) sake
on no account
not under any circumstances
take account of
1. to take into consideration; allow for
2. to take notice of; note
take into account
to take into consideration
turn to account
to get use or profit from

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