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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   us   /əˈkaʊnt/ verb [T]
to ​formpart of a ​total: High-tech ​companiesaccount for 32% of the ​totalvalue 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 ​sloweradoptionrates for ​internetaccess.
(Definition of account for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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