- a formal record of the debits and credits relating to the person, business, etc., named at the head of the ledger account.
- a balance of a specified period's receipts and expenditures.
- a business relation in which credit is used.
- any customer or client, especially one carried on a regular credit basis.
- Also called advertising account. the business assigned to an advertising agency by a client: The toothpaste account was awarded to a new agency last year.
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Idioms for account
- to hold accountable; blame; reprimand: Call them to account for having endangered their lives.
- ask for an explanation of.
- by reason of; because of.
- for the sake of: She saw it through on account of me.
- to make allowance for; consider: One must take account of the difficult circumstances. Taking account of the high overhead, the price is not excessive.
- to notice or observe.
Origin of account
synonym study for account
OTHER WORDS FROM accountpre·ac·count, verbsub·ac·count, nounun·ac·count·ed, adjective
Words nearby account
How to use account in a sentence
Try, try, and try againThere are a myriad of fitness accounts out there and you’ll be able to find lots of different types of exercises—that’s the beauty of TikTok, even if it’s slightly intimidating.
Twitter is taking steps to tighten account security for a range of users ahead of the US presidential election, including by requiring the use of strong passwords.Twitter tightens account security for political candidates ahead of US election|Natasha Lomas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The media conglomerate has taken into account four years’ worth of data pertaining particularly to auto advertisers, such as gas prices, interest rates, and car registrations across 25 auto brands.NBCUniversal tests new measurement program to prove it can push product sales for advertisers|Tim Peterson|September 17, 2020|Digiday
He actually reached out to a friend of his who had an air-conditioning and refrigeration business who had a few accounts with restaurants, and he got me an interview.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
Presently palm oil accounts for 60 percent of all cooking oil, more than 62 million tons in total.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
The account goes some way in showing just how present the Quds and other forces are in Iraq at this point in time.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But his account of a dissident plot involving Gambian expats using U.S. weapons is similar to what Faal told the FBI.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.
And I finished all with a brief historical account of affairs and events in England for about a hundred years past.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
On this account, great care should be taken to provide well-drained positions.
The archbishop of Manila sends to the king (July 30, 1621) an account of ecclesiastical and some other affairs in his diocese.
He saw Gen. Braddock as he passed on to his defeat, and could give a succinct account of that sanguinary action.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for account
- a business relationship between a bank, department store, stockbroker, etc, and a depositor, customer, or client permitting the latter certain banking or credit services
- the sum of money deposited at a bank
- the amount of credit available to the holder of an account
- a record of these
- a regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit
- an area of business assigned to anotherthey transferred their publicity account to a new agent
- to insist on explanation
- to rebuke; reprimand
- to hold responsible
- on credit
- Also: to account as partial payment
- to pay or receive a balance due
- to get revenge on (someone)
Word Origin for account
Idioms and Phrases with account
In addition to the idiom beginning with account
- account for
- all present and accounted for
- by all accounts
- call to account
- give a good account
- no accounting for tastes
- on account of
- on no account
- on one's own account
- take account of
- take into account
- turn to good account