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1. account [ n ] a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services
Examples: "he asked to see the executive who handled his account"

Used in print:

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Instead of relatively small sales to many accounts , there are now larger sales to or through fewer accounts .

Instead of relatively small sales to many accounts , there are now larger sales to or through fewer accounts .

`` Selective selling '' - concentrating sales on the larger accounts - has been used effectively by some manufacturers .

In one company covering the country with a high quality sales_force of 10 men , the president personally phones each major account every 6 mos. .

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

Present at the scene - in_addition to the dead man , who was indeed Louis_Thor - had been Thor 's partner Bill_Blake , and Antony_Rose , an advertising_agency executive who handled the ZING account .

Synonyms account business_relationship Related Terms relationship bank_account short_account brokerage_account

2. account [ n ] the act of informing by verbal report
Examples: "he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

Synonyms account report Related Terms informing narration anecdote summary gossip megillah debriefing indirect_discourse direct_discourse report

3. account [ n ] a record or narrative description of past events
Examples: : "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

The article proceeded to give an inaccurate account of a catholic plot to kill King_James_/1_1 , .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

His thirteenth chapter includes many exciting accounts of huge serpents with prodigious strength , but these seem to be given to complete his picture , not to be believed .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Secondly , to find a learned diversion and a pleasing joke in More 's account of the stupid brutalities of early sixteenth century wars , of the anguish of the poor and dispossessed , of the insolence and cruelty of the rich and powerful requires a callousness toward suffering and sin that would be surprising in a moral imbecile and most surprising in More himself .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

He regaled Claire with an account of the mock mass performed by the cassocked bloods , which he had had at firsthand from old Bud_Dodington , one of the leaders of the so-called `` Order '' .

Synonyms account history story chronicle Related Terms record biography case_history historical_document annals etymology ancient_history recital history

4. account [ n ] a short account of the news
Examples: "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"

Used in print:


The flood is not as great - only 700 a week according_to one apparently conservative account - but it is symptomatic .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Accounts have been published of Northern liberals in the South up_against segregationist prejudice , especially in state-supported universities where pressure may be strong to uphold the majority view .

But these accounts do not show that Northerners have been subjected to embarrassment or provocation by Yankee hatred displayed in social gatherings .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

There is no_more `` plot '' than that ; only slightly more , perhaps , than a newspaper account of such an incident would give .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

In its account of the Trafton lecture , the Providence_Daily_Post said that the remarks of Rev._Trafton made the people indignant .

Synonyms report account story write_up news_report Related Terms news dispatch newsletter bulletin exclusive write_up

5. account [ n ] a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
Examples: "they send me an accounting every month"

Synonyms account account_statement accounting Related Terms statement profit_and_loss expense_account suspense_account capital_account capital_account balance

6. account [ n ] a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Examples: "the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"

Used in print:


`` If the day should ever come that foreign invaders swarm ashore along the Gulf_Coast '' , the account reads , `` they can count_on heavy opposition from a group of commando trained telephone employees - all girls .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Accounts were garbled at the telegraph office when they sent old George down to Parkersburg for the news .

Synonyms account explanation Related Terms statement reason definition justification interpretation deriving accounting exposition explication gloss walk-through simplification explanans explanandum report

7. account [ n ] an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
Examples: "he paid his bill and left" "send me an account of what I owe"

Synonyms bill account invoice Related Terms statement check medical_bill phone_bill electric_bill reckoning tax_bill hotel_bill invoice

8. account [ n ] grounds
Examples: "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 account score Related Terms reason

9. account [ n ] importance or value
Examples: "a person of considerable account" "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"

Used in print:

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

This traffic , he declared prophetically , `` tho ' it might be of small account at_first , would increase with the progress of our Settlements '' .

Synonyms account Related Terms importance

10. account [ n ] the quality of taking advantage
Examples: "she turned her writing skills to good account"

Synonyms account Related Terms profit

11. account [ v ] be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
Examples: "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"

Synonyms account Related Terms be

12. account [ v ] to give an account or representation of in words
Examples: : "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."

Synonyms report describe account Related Terms inform report report explanation

13. account [ v ] furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
Examples: "I can't account for the missing money"

Synonyms answer_for account Related Terms declare declare explanation

14. account [ v ] keep an account of

Synonyms calculate account Related Terms charge balance credit debit compound overbalance calculation calculation accounting accounting

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