account for sth


account for sth
UK US account for sth
Phrasal Verb with account({{}}/əˈkaʊnt/ verb [T]
to form part of a total: »

High-tech companies account for 32% of the total value of the payrolls in the area.

to explain the reason for something or the cause of something: »

Rural Americans are often older than those in other parts of America and that may account for the slower adoption rates for internet access.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • account for something to somebody — acˈcount for sth (to sb) derived to give a record of how the money in your care has been spent • We have to account for every penny we spend on business trips. Main entry: ↑accountderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • acˈcount for sth — phrasal verb 1) to form a particular amount or part of something Electronic goods account for over 30% of our exports.[/ex] 2) to be the reason for something The increase in carbon dioxide emissions may account for changes in the climate.[/ex] 3) …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • call somebody to account (for something) — call sb to acˈcount (for/over sth) idiom to make sb explain a mistake, etc. because they are responsible for it Main entry: ↑callidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • account — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 description ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, short ▪ blow by blow (informal), comprehensive, detailed, full, graphic ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • account — ac|count1 W1S2 [əˈkaunt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(description)¦ 2¦(at a bank)¦ 3 take account of something 4 on account of something 5 accounts 6 on account 7¦(with a shop/company)¦ 8¦(bill)¦ 9¦(arrangement to sell goods)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • account — 1 noun 1 DESCRIPTION (C) a) a written or spoken description which gives details of an event: There were several different accounts of the story in the newspapers. | give an account: David gave us a vivid account of his trip to Rio. | blow by blow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • account*/*/ — [əˈkaʊnt] noun I 1) [C] an arrangement in which a bank looks after your money There was only £50 in his bank account.[/ex] How do I open an account (= start having an account)?[/ex] See: current account 2) [C] a written or spoken report about… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • account — a record of a business transaction. When you buy something on credit, the company you are dealing with sets up an account . This means it sets up a record of what you buy and what you pay. You will do the same thing with any customers to whom you …   Financial and business terms

  • unaccounted for — ► lost or unpaid, without explanation: »Millions of dollars are still unaccounted for. »Much of the cost of environmental degradation goes unaccounted for. »One woman who previously had been listed as unaccounted for was found at work Friday… …   Financial and business terms

  • take something into account — take account of something/take something into account/ phrase to consider something when you are trying to make a decision Compensation awards take into account the pain and suffering caused to the victim. If you take inflation into account, we… …   Useful english dictionary