Synonyms for (noun) account

account

the quality of taking advantage

she turned her writing skills to good account

LESS SPECIFIC: profit, gain


account

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

LESS SPECIFIC: record


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

LESS SPECIFIC: news


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

grounds

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

LESS SPECIFIC: declare


report, account, describe

to give an account or representation of in words

Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

LESS SPECIFIC: inform


account

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

LESS SPECIFIC: be