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Definition 1: the quality of taking advantage - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she turned her writing skills to good account

(account is a kind of ...) the advantageous quality of being beneficial

Definition 2: importance or value - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a person of considerable account
  • he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

(account is a kind of ...) the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the importance of a well-balanced diet"

Definition 3: a record or narrative description of past events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a history of France
  • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
  • the story of exposure to lead

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

(... is a kind of account ) a history of the ancient world

(... is a kind of account ) a history of a word

(... is a kind of account ) detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment

(... is a kind of account ) writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

(... is a kind of account ) a chronological account of events in successive years

(... is a kind of account ) an account of the series of events making up a person's life

(... is a kind of account ) a detailed account or description of something

"he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"

(account belongs to category ...) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings

"he teaches Medieval history" "history takes the long view"

Definition 4: an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he paid his bill and left
  • send me an account of what I owe

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a document showing credits and debits

(... is a kind of account ) a bill for money owed for electricity used

(... is a kind of account ) statement of charges for staying in a hotel

(... is a kind of account ) statement of charges for medical services

(... is a kind of account ) statement of charges for telephone service

(... is a kind of account ) a bill for an amount due

(... is a kind of account ) money owed for taxes

(... is a kind of account ) the bill in a restaurant

"he asked the waiter for the check"

Definition 5: a short account of the news - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

"the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

(... is a kind of account ) report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group

(... is a kind of account ) a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)

(... is a kind of account ) an official report (usually sent in haste)

(... is a kind of account ) a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true

(... is a kind of account ) a news report that is reported first by one news organization

"he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"

Definition 6: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the explanation was very simple
  • I expected a brief account

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of account ) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

(... is a kind of account ) a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

(... is a kind of account ) (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase

(... is a kind of account ) an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text

(... is a kind of account ) a detailed explanation of the meaning of something

(... is a kind of account ) an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse

"we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background"

(... is a kind of account ) a statement in explanation of some action or belief

(... is a kind of account ) an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon

"the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"

(... is a kind of account ) a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes

"he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"

(... is a kind of account ) an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity

(... is a kind of account ) a thorough explanation (usually accompanied by a demonstration) of each step in a procedure or process

"she gave me a walk-through of my new duties"

(account is a part of ...) (logic) statements that explain the explicandum; the explanatory premises

(account is a part of ...) (logic) a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained

Definition 7: the act of informing by verbal report - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
  • by all accounts they were a happy couple

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a speech act that conveys information

(... is a kind of account ) the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly

(... is a kind of account ) a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g.,

"he said `I am a fool'" "he said he is a fool"

(... is a kind of account ) a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g.,

"he said `I am a fool'"

(... is a kind of account ) (Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account

"he insisted on giving us the whole megillah"

(... is a kind of account ) report of a mission or task

(... is a kind of account ) short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

(... is a kind of account ) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is a kind of account ) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

"the divorce caused much gossip"

Definition 8: grounds - [noun denoting motive]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a rational motive for a belief or action

"the reason that war was declared" "the grounds for their declaration"

Definition 9: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they send me an accounting every month

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a document showing credits and debits

(... is a kind of account ) (finance) an account of the net value of a business at a specified date

(... is a kind of account ) (economics) that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's outflow and inflow of financial securities

(... is a kind of account ) an account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss

(... is a kind of account ) an account used temporarily to carry doubtful receipts and disbursements or discrepancies pending their analysis and permanent classification

(... is a kind of account ) an account to which salespersons or executives can charge travel and entertainment expenses

(account is a part of ...) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

Definition 10: a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services - [noun denoting state]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he asked to see the executive who handled his account

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

(... is a kind of account ) a fund that a customer has entrusted to a securities brokerage

"you can't get a brokerage account unless you have $20,000"

(... is a kind of account ) a fund that a customer has entrusted to a bank and from which the customer can make withdrawals

"he moved his bank account to a new bank"

(... is a kind of account ) a brokerage account of someone who sells short (sells securities he does not own)

Definition 11: furnish a justifying analysis or explanation - [verb of communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't account for the missing money

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

Definition 12: to give an account or representation of in words - [verb of communication]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(account is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

Definition 13: keep an account of - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for account in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of account ) accounting: enter as credit

"We credit your account with $100"

(... is a kind of account ) compute credits and debits of an account

(... is a kind of account ) cause to be off balance

"It is not desirable to overbalance the budget"

(... is a kind of account ) enter as debit

(... is a kind of account ) calculate principal and interest

(... is a kind of account ) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

Definition 14: be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something - [verb of stative]

Samples where account or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam

(account is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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