- account for something
- account for (something)
1. to explain the reason for something.
2. to form the total of an amount of something.
More police on the streets accounted for less street crime.
In Florida, people over 60 account for more than 25 percent of the population.
New idioms dictionary. 2014.
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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
call someone to account for something — call someone to account (for something) phrase to say that someone is responsible for something that has gone wrong and expect them to explain it, deal with it, or be punished for it Thesaurus: to punish someonesynonym punishment of being legally … Useful english dictionary
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 for — (something) 1. to explain the reason for something. More police on the streets accounted for less street crime. 2. to form the total of an amount of something. In Florida, people over 60 account for more than 25 percent of the population … New idioms dictionary
account for — verb 1. be the reason or explanation for (Freq. 24) The recession accounts for the slow retail business • Hypernyms: ↑be • Verb Frames: Something s something 2. give reasons for (Freq. 6) … Useful english dictionary
account for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms account for : present tense I/you/we/they account for he/she/it accounts for present participle accounting for past tense accounted for past participle accounted for 1) account for something to be the reason… … English dictionary
account for — 1) PHRASAL VERB If a particular thing accounts for a part or proportion of something, that part or proportion consists of that thing, or is used or produced by it. [V P n] Computers account for 5% of the country s commercial electricity… … English dictionary
account for — index enlighten, explain, exposit, justify, rationalize, solve, support (justify), vindicate … Law dictionary