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Definition of account:

  1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time.
  2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank.
  3. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon.
  4. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts.
  5. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle.
  6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
  7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit.
  8. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; - with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
  9. To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; - with to.
  10. To reckon; to compute; to count.
  11. To recount; to relate.
  12. To render an account; to answer in judgment; - with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
  13. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
  14. To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.

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