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account

[ uh-kount ]
/ əˈkaʊnt /
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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to regard; consider as: I account myself well paid.
to assign or impute (usually followed by to): the many virtues accounted to him.

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Idioms for account

Origin of account

First recorded in 1225–75; (noun) Middle English a(c)ount(e), ac(c)ompte, from Anglo-French, Old French aco(u)nte, acompte; (verb) Middle English ac(co)unten, from Old French acunter, acompter.See ac-, count1
1. See narrative.
pre·ac·count, verbsub·ac·count, nounun·ac·count·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for account

account
/ (əˈkaʊnt) /

noun

verb

(tr) to consider or reckonhe accounts himself poor
C13: from Old French acont, from conter, compter to count 1
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Idioms and Phrases with account

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