account (to sb) for sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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account (to sb) for sth

phrasal verb with account uk   us   /əˈkaʊnt/ verb [T + obj + noun/adj ] formal
C2 to ​explain the ​reason for something or the ​cause of something: Can you ​account for ​yourabsence last ​Friday? She was ​unable to ​account for over $5,000 (= she could not ​explain where the ​money was). He has to ​account to his ​manager for (= ​tell his ​manager about and ​explain) all his ​movements.
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in Chinese (Simplified) (对某人)就…作出解释, (对某人)就…作出说明…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對某人)就…作出解釋, (對某人)就…作出說明…
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