Textual thesaurus for "account"

(noun) history, chronicle, story

a record or narrative description of past events

a history of France; he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president; the story of exposure to lead

(noun) bill, invoice

an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

he paid his bill and left; send me an account of what I owe

(noun) report, write up, news report, story

a short account of the news

the report of his speech; the story was on the 11 o'clock news; the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

(noun) explanation

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account

(noun) report

the act of informing by verbal report

he heard reports that they were causing trouble; by all accounts they were a happy couple

(noun) score


don't do it on my account; the paper was rejected on account of its length; he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful

(noun) account statement, accounting

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

they send me an accounting every month

(noun) business relationship

a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services

he asked to see the executive who handled his account

(verb) answer for

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

I can't account for the missing money

(verb) report, describe

to give an account or representation of in words

Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

(verb) calculate

keep an account of