account

[ uh-kount ]
/ əˈkaʊnt /

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.

Idioms for account

Origin of account

1225–75; (noun) Middle English a(c)ount(e), ac(c)ompte < Anglo-French, Old French aco(u)nte, acompte; (v.) Middle English ac(co)unten < Old French acunter, acompter. See ac-, count1

OTHER WORDS FROM account

pre·ac·count, verbsub·ac·count, nounun·ac·count·ed, adjective

synonym study for account

1. See narrative.
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Examples from the Web for unaccounted

British Dictionary definitions for unaccounted (1 of 2)

unaccounted
/ (ˌʌnəˈkaʊntɪd) /

adjective (usually foll by for)

missingas many as 100 people are unaccounted for
not included in an account70 million dollars of unaccounted money
not explained adequatelyunaccounted friendliness

British Dictionary definitions for unaccounted (2 of 2)

account
/ (əˈkaʊnt) /

noun

verb

(tr) to consider or reckonhe accounts himself poor

Word Origin for account

C13: from Old French acont, from conter, compter to count 1
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Idioms and Phrases with unaccounted

account

In addition to the idiom beginning with account

  • account for

also see:

  • 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
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