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account for sth

phrasal verb with account uk   /əˈkaʊnt/ us   /əˈkaʊnt/ verb [T + obj + noun/adj ] formal
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account for sth

phrasal verb with account uk   /əˈkaʊnt/ us   verb [T]
to form part of a total: High-tech companies account for 32% of the total value of the payrolls in the area.
to explain the reason for something or the cause of something: Rural Americans are often older than those in other parts of America and that may account for the slower adoption rates for internet access.
(Definition of account for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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