Synonyms for (noun) account


the quality of taking advantage

she turned her writing skills to good account

LESS SPECIFIC: profit, gain


importance or value

a person of considerable account; he predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

LESS SPECIFIC: importance

history, chronicle, story, account

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


bill, account, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: statement, financial statement

account, 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


explanation, account

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

LESS SPECIFIC: statement

report, account

the act of informing by verbal report

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

LESS SPECIFIC: making known, informing

account, 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

LESS SPECIFIC: reason, ground

account, account statement, accounting

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance

they send me an accounting every month

LESS SPECIFIC: statement, financial statement

business relationship, account

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

LESS SPECIFIC: relationship

Synonyms for (verb) account

answer for, account

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

I can't account for the missing money


report, account, describe

to give an account or representation of in words

Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental



be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something

Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam