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account



I - noun
1. a record or narrative description of past events (Freq. 12)
- a history of France
- he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
- the story of exposure to lead
Syn:
history, chronicle, story
Derivationally related forms:
chronicle (for: chronicle), historic (for: history)
Topics:
history
Hypernyms:
record
Hyponyms:
ancient history, etymology, case history, historical document, historical paper,
historical record, annals, chronological record, biography, life, life story,
life history, recital
2. a short account of the news (Freq. 7)
- the report of his speech
- the story was on the 11 o'clock news
- the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious
Syn:
report, news report, story, write up
Derivationally related forms:
write up (for: write up), report (for: report)
Hypernyms:
news
Hyponyms:
newsletter, newssheet, bulletin, dispatch, despatch,
communique, urban legend, exclusive, scoop
3. a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services (Freq. 5)
- he asked to see the executive who handled his account
Syn:
business relationship
Hypernyms:
relationship
Hyponyms:
brokerage account, bank account, short account
4. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc. (Freq. 3)
- the explanation was very simple
- I expected a brief account
Syn:
explanation
Derivationally related forms:
explain (for: explanation)
Hypernyms:
statement
Hyponyms:
simplification, accounting, reason, justification, exposition,
explication, gloss, rubric, deriving, derivation, etymologizing,
definition, interpretation, walk-through
Part Meronyms:
explicandum, explanandum, explanans
5. grounds (Freq. 1)
- don't do it on my account
- the paper was rejected on account of its length
- he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful
Syn:
score
Hypernyms:
reason, ground
6. importance or value (Freq. 1)
- a person of considerable account
- he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance
Hypernyms:
importance
7. a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
- they send me an accounting every month
Syn:
accounting, account statement
Derivationally related forms:
account (for: accounting)
Hypernyms:
statement, financial statement
Hyponyms:
capital account, profit and loss, profit and loss account, suspense account, expense account, travel and entertainment account
Part Meronyms:
balance
8. the act of informing by verbal report
- he heard reports that they were causing trouble
- by all accounts they were a happy couple
Syn:
report
Derivationally related forms:
report (for: report)
Hypernyms:
informing, making known
Hyponyms:
summarization, summarisation, indirect discourse, direct discourse, direct quotation,
megillah, debriefing, anecdote, narration, recital, yarn,
gossip, comment, scuttlebutt
9. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
- he paid his bill and left
- send me an account of what I owe
Syn:
bill, invoice
Derivationally related forms:
invoice (for: invoice), bill (for: bill)
Hypernyms:
statement, financial statement
Hyponyms:
electric bill, hotel bill, medical bill, doctor's bill, phone bill,
phone bill, reckoning, tally, tax bill, check,
chit, tab
10. the quality of taking advantage
- she turned her writing skills to good account
Hypernyms:
profit, gain

II - verb
1. be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
- Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
2. keep an account of
Syn:
calculate
Derivationally related forms:
calculation (for: calculate), accountant, accounting
Hyponyms:
credit, balance, overbalance, debit, compound,
charge, bill
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
3. to give an account or representation of in words
- Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental
Syn:
report, describe
Derivationally related forms:
descriptive (for: describe), description (for: describe), report (for: report)
Hypernyms:
inform
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
4. furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
- I can't account for the missing money
Syn:
answer for
Derivationally related forms:
accountable
Hypernyms:
declare
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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