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account for something

phrasal verb with account verb
  • (EXPLAIN)

to ​explain the ​reason for something

account for something

phrasal verb with account verb
  • (BE)

to ​form the ​total of; to be
(Definition of account for something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “account for something”
in Arabic يَشرَح شَيئاً ما…
in Korean -을 설명하다…
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…
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