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

5 senses of accounting

Sense 1
accounting -- (a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions")
       => 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")

Sense 2
accounting -- (a system that provides quantitative information about finances)
       => system, system of rules -- (a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender")

Sense 3
accountancy, accounting -- (the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business)
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

Sense 4
accounting, accounting system, method of accounting -- (a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts)
       => register -- (a book in which names and transactions are listed)

Sense 5
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)

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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