- 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.
verb (used without object)
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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
Example sentences from the Web for account
That information includes their name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, bank account information, and personal information of their dependents.Saturday is the final deadline to get your CARES Act $1,200 stimulus check|Lance Lambert|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Ultimately, the products we choose to purchase account for a relatively small fraction of global greenhouse gas emissions.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Besides her accounts of travel, history and autobiography, she wrote two novels and biographical studies of Abraham Lincoln and British admiral John Fisher.Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Seeing he was not happy in school and that esports had put some money in their son’s bank account, his parents were on board and he made his first big decision in what would become his career.
George whisks through news clippings and later secondhand accounts of what happened to illustrate how, for a brief time, John Glenn became the person a whole nation followed in space.
That year, landfill gas accounted for 9,800 gigawatts of electricity generation, up more than 90 percent from 2003.
The Democrats won by 14 percent in the more urban areas, but these accounted for barely one-third of the total vote.
In 2012, when President Obama squared off against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Hispanics accounted for one in 10 voters.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, in 2010 Republicans accounted for a higher percentage (36 percent) and Democrats were two points lower at 47 percent.In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when support goes up, so do the earnings of the Zaitokukai—earnings that are poorly accounted for and go untaxed.For Top Pols In Japan Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Hate Crime Does|Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The manifest annoyance of her household was thus easily accounted for, but he marveled at the strength of her bodyguard.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
There you are wrong, Rupert, because it's obvious that if he is not Mr. Spurrell, his absence has to be accounted for in some way.
He that refused a pipe in company was accounted peevish and unsociable.
He cursed himself inwardly for a fool and a dolt—the more pitiable because he accounted himself cunning above others.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The man on the girl's right seemed to overlap her possessively which could have been accounted for by the width of his shoulders.
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