Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun account

10 senses of account

Sense 1
history, account, chronicle, story -- (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")
       => record -- (anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques")

Sense 2
report, news report, story, account, write up -- (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")
       => news -- (information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated")

Sense 3
account, business relationship -- (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")
       => relationship -- (a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries)

Sense 4
explanation, account -- (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")
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 5
score, account -- (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")
       => reason, ground -- (a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration")

Sense 6
account -- (importance or value; "a person of considerable account"; "he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance")
       => importance -- (the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet")

Sense 7
account, accounting, account statement -- (a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month")
       => statement, financial statement -- (a document showing credits and debits)

Sense 8
report, account -- (the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple")
       => informing, making known -- (a speech act that conveys information)

Sense 9
bill, account, invoice -- (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")
       => statement, financial statement -- (a document showing credits and debits)

Sense 10
account -- (the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account")
       => profit, gain -- (the advantageous quality of being beneficial)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb account

4 senses of account

Sense 1
account -- (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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
account, calculate -- (keep an account of)

Sense 3
report, describe, account -- (to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 4
account, answer for -- (furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

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