Meaning of "account" in Essential American English Dictionary

account

noun us /əˈkaʊnt/

A1 an arrangement with a bank to keep your money there:

I put the money into my account.

a description of something that happened:

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

to think about something when judging a situation:

We will take everyone’s opinion into account before making a decision.
A good architect takes account of the building’s surroundings.

(Definition of “account” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)