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account for something

verb phrasal verb with account

(BE)

to form the total of; to be
Translations of “account for something”
in Korean -을 설명하다…
in Arabic يَشرَح شَيئاً ما…
in Portuguese explicar algo, prestar conta de algo…
in Catalan donar compte d’ac…
in Japanese ~を説明する…
in Italian spiegare qualcosa, giustificare qualcosa…
(Definition of account for something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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