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English definition of “account”

account

noun (BUSINESS)    /əˈkaʊnt/
[C] an agreement with a shop or business that allows you to buy things and pay for them later: Could you put it on/charge it to my account (= can I pay for it later), please? Do you have an account at this store/with us, madam? Could you please pay/settle your account in full (= give us all the money you owe us)?Saving and savings accountsBanks and bank accountsRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Mortgages and real estateRenting property [C] a customer who does business with a company: If the advertising agency loses this account, it will make a big dent in their profits.Accounting
(Definition of account noun (BUSINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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