account noun (BANK)
account noun (REPORT)
by/from all accounts
by your own account
- She gave a clear, factual account of the attack.
- The book is a work of fiction and not intended as a historical account.
- The foregoing account was written 50 years after the incident.
- She gave a hair-raising account of her escape through the desert.
- She gave a clear and lucid account of her plans for the company's future.
account noun (REASON)
on account of sth formal
- Dinner was somewhat delayed on account of David's rather tardy arrival.
- There are three factors to take into account: firstly cost, secondly time, and thirdly staff.
- Please don't go to any bother on my account.
- Both his first and second wife divorced him on account of his womanizing.
- The jury must take into account any mitigating circumstances presented by the defense, such as previous good character.
account noun (BUSINESS)