Translation of "account" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /əˈkaʊnt/ us /əˈkɑʊnt/

A1 an arrangement with a bank to keep your money there

I paid the money into my account.

a description of something that happened

versión, relato
They gave / different accounts of the event.
take something into account/take account of something

to think about something when judging a situation

tener algo en cuenta
We will take everyone’s opinion into account before making a decision.
A good architect takes account of the building’s surroundings.
accounts [ plural ]

a set of official records of all the money a company spends and earns

on no account

not for any reason

bajo ningún concepto
On no account must these records be changed.

(Translation of “account” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /əˈkaunt/

an arrangement by which a person keeps his or her money in a bank

I have (opened) an account with the local bank.

a statement of money owing

Send me an account of the money which I owe.

a description or explanation (of something that has happened)

He gave us a full account of his visit to Vienna.

an arrangement by which a person makes a regular (eg monthly) payment instead of paying at the time of buying

I have an account at Smiths.

(usually in plural) a record of money received and spent

You must keep your accounts in order
(also adjective) an account book.
accountable adjective

responsible for your actions and willing to explain them

He was held accountable for the disappearance of the money.
accountability noun

He has accountability for the company’s business activity in Holland.
accountancy noun

the work of an accountant

He is studying accountancy at university.
accountant noun

a keeper or inspector of (financial) accounts

He employs an accountant to deal with his tax affairs.
account for phrasal verb

to give a reason for; to explain

dar explicaciones
I can account for the mistake.
by all accounts

according to what other people say

Segun todos
By all accounts, it was a very useful meeting.
on account of

because of

a causa de, debido a
She stayed indoors on account of the bad weather.
on my/his (etc) account

because of me, him etc or for my, his etc sake

por mi, su etc causa
You don’t have to leave early on my account.
on no account

not for any reason

bajo ningún concepto
On no account, must you open that door.
take (something) into account ( take account of (something))

to consider (something which is part of the problem etc)

tomar en consideración, tener en cuenta
We must take his illness into account when assessing his work.

(Translation of “account” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)