Bedeutung von "account for sth" - als Fremdsprache

account for sth

phrasal verb with account uk us /əˈkaʊnt/ verb

to be part of a total number of something:

Oil accounts for 40% of Norway's exports.

to be the reason for something, or to explain the reason for something:

He'd had an argument with Caroline, which accounts for his bad mood this morning.
She was asked to account for the missing money.

(Definition von "account for sth" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)