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Akhawunti - Account

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Definition of account
- Account n
- A formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services; "he asked to see the executive who handled his account" [syn: {business relationship}]
- The act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple" [syn: {report}]
- A record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" [syn: {history}, {chronicle}, {story}]
- A short account of the news; "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" [syn: {report}, {news report}, {story}, {write up}]
- A statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month" [syn: {accounting}, {account statement}]
- A statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account" [syn: {explanation}]
- An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe" [syn: {bill}, {invoice}]
- Grounds; "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" [syn: {score}]
- Importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance"
- The quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account" v
- Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"
- Keep an account of [syn: {calculate}]
- To give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental" [syn: {report}, {describe}]
- Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money" [syn: {answer for}]
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