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/ E5kaUnt; E`kaJnt/ n 1 (abbr a/c) statement of money paid or owed for goods or services ; : send in/render an account [] * keep the accounts, ie keep a detailed record of money spent and received * The accounts show a profit of 9000. 9000. 2 (abbr a/c) arrangement made with a bank, firm, etc allowing credit for financial or commercial transactions (used esp as in the expressions shown) , , , : have an account at/with that bank, ie keep money there and use its facilities * open/close an account [] * pay money into/draw money out of an account [] * I have 200 in my account. 200. * Will you pay cash or shall I charge it to your account (eg at a shop or restaurant)? ? 3 report; description ; : She gave the police a full account of the incident. . * Don't believe the newspaper account (of what happened). . * Keep an account of your daily activities. . 4 (idm ) by/from all accounts according to what has been said or reported ; : I've never been there but it is, by all accounts, a lovely place. , . by one's own account according to what one says oneself . call sb to account => call2. give a good, poor, etc account of oneself do or perform well, badly, etc esp in a contest , : Our team gave a splendid account of themselves to win the match. , . leave sth out of account/consideration => leave1. of great, small, no, some, etc ac`count of great, small, etc importance , : a man of no account . on account (a) as a payment in advance of a larger one : I'll give you 20 on account. 20. (b) to be paid for later ; : buy sth on account . on account of sth; on this/that account because of sth; for this/that reason , , ; : We delayed our departure on account of the bad weather. , . on no account; not on any account not for any reason ; : Don't on any account leave the prisoner unguarded. . on one's own ac`count (a) for one's own benefit and at one's own risk : work on one's own account . (b) on one's own behalf : I was worried on my own account, not yours. , . on sb's account for sb's sake : Don't change your plans on my account. . put/turn sth to good ac`count use (money, talents, etc) well and profitably , ; : He turned his artistic gifts to good account by becoming a sculptor. , . render an account of oneself, etc => render. settle one's/an account (with sb) => settle. square one's account/accounts with sb => square. take account of sth; take sth into account include sth in one's assessment, etc; make allowances for sth; consider sth ; ; ; : When judging his performance, don't take his age into account. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:53
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/ E5kaUnt; E`kaJnt/ v 1 [Cn.a] regard (sb/sth) as; consider []; : In English law a man is accounted innocent until he is proved guilty. , . 2 [Ipr] ~ (to sb) for sth give a satisfactory record of (money, etc in one's care) : We must account (to our employer) for every penny we spend during a business trip. . 3 (idm ) there's no accounting for taste (saying ) it is impossible to explain why people have different likes and dislikes . 4 (phr v) account for sth be the explanation of sth; explain the cause of sth ; : His illness accounts for his absence. . * Please account for your disgraceful conduct. . account for sth/sb destroy sth or kill sb ; : Our anti-aircraft guns accounted for five enemy bombers. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:53
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/ E5kaUnt; E`kaJnt/ v 1 [Cn.a] regard (sb/sth) as; consider []; : In English law a man is accounted innocent until he is proved guilty. , . 2 [Ipr] ~ (to sb) for sth give a satisfactory record of (money, etc in one's care) : We must account (to our employer) for every penny we spend during a business trip. . 3 (idm ) there's no accounting for taste (saying ) it is impossible to explain why people have different likes and dislikes . 4 (phr v) account for sth be the explanation of sth; explain the cause of sth ; : His illness accounts for his absence. . * Please account for your disgraceful conduct. . account for sth/sb destroy sth or kill sb ; : Our anti-aircraft guns accounted for five enemy bombers. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:53

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