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account

noun (REPORT)    /əˈkaʊnt/
B2 [C] a written or spoken description of an event: She gave a thrilling account of her life in the jungle. He kept a detailed account of the suspect's movements. Several eyewitnesses' accounts differed considerably from the official version of events.Defining and explainingAccounts and storiesSummaries and summarising by/from all accounts C1 as said by most people: By all accounts, San Francisco is a city that's easy to fall in love with.Announcing, informing and stating by your own account If something is true by your own account, what you say is true although you have not proved it: By his own account, he's quite wealthy.Announcing, informing and stating
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