account

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. report, relate, narrate. See description. —v. t. attribute. See cause. —n. report, recital, narrative, description, story, tale, history, chronicle, statement; accounting.
- on account - on account of
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A narrative]
Syn. tale, recital, report, chronicle; see description 1 , story .
2. [A record]
Syn. statement, reckoning, record; see record 1 , statement 3 .
call to account,
Syn. demand an explanation, reprimand, censure; see accuse .
give a good account of oneself,
Syn. acquit oneself well, do well, perform creditably; see succeed 1 .
on account,
Syn. charged, in or on layaway, on credit; see bought , charged 1 , due .
on account of,
Syn. because of, by virtue of, since, for the sake of; see because .
on no account,
Syn. for no reason, no way, under no circumstances; see never .
on someone's account,
Syn. because of, for someone's sake, in someone's behalf, in someone's interest; see because , for .
take account of,
Syn. take into account, take into consideration, take notice of; see consider 1 .
take into account,
Syn. take into consideration, judge, allow for, weigh; see consider 1 .
turn to account,
Syn. utilize, exploit, profit by; see profit 2 , use 1 .
v.
Syn. value, judge, reckon, deem; see consider 2 , estimate 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. chronicle explanation, report, story, description, narrative, statement, detailing, *blow-by-blow, *play-by-play, rundown, version.
2. financial record balance, ledger, books, credits and debits, computation, reckoning, accrual, profit and loss statement, register, invoice, tab, calculation. see bank
3. worth importance, value, weight, consequence, significance, merit.
II
v.
1. reckon add up, calculate, balance the books.
2. answer for explain, give area-son for, justify, rationalize.
3. consider hold, regard, deem, estimate, judge, believe, rate, view.
IV
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) prep.
under no circumstances, for no reason, never.
V
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) prep.
consider, allow for, think about.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A recounting of past events: chronicle, description, history, narration, narrative, report, statement, story, version. See WORDS. 2. A statement of causes or motives: explanation, justification, rationale, rationalization, reason. See EXPLAIN. 3. A precise list of fees or charges: bill1, check, invoice, reckoning, statement. Informal: tab. See PAY. 4. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking: admiration, appreciation, consideration, esteem, estimation, favor, honor, regard, respect. See RESPECT. 5. A measure of those qualities that determine merit, desirability, usefulness, or importance: valuation, value, worth. See VALUE. 6. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end: advantage, avail, benefit, profit, use, usefulness, utility. See USED. II verb To look upon in a particular way: consider, deem, esteem, reckon, regard, see, view. See PERSPECTIVE.

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