Bedeutung von “account for sth” — Learner’s Dictionary

account for sth

phrasal verb with account us uk /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” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)