Definition of 'account for'
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This was fully and properly accounted for and audited. The Sun (2015)There is simply no accounting for some people's tastes. The Sun (2014)He said: 'Every single transaction has been properly accounted for.' The Sun (2011)This week's deluge of strengthening numbers included improved surveys of construction, manufacturing and, crucially, services, which account for three quarters of the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Retail sales over the internet last month accounted for 11.9 per cent of the total, excluding fuel, a new high. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'account for'
British English: account for /əˈkaʊnt fɔː/ VERB
If you can account for something, you can explain it or give the necessary information about it.
How do you account for the missing money?
- American English: account for
- Arabic: يُفَسِّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: prestar contas
- Chinese: 解释
- Croatian: razjasniti
- Czech: vysvětlit
- Danish: redegøre for
- Dutch: verklaren
- European Spanish: explicar
- Finnish: selittää
- French: expliquer
- German: erklären
- Greek: λογοδοτώ
- Italian: rendere conto di
- Japanese: ･･･の説明がつく
- Korean: 설명하다
- Norwegian: svare for
- Polish: wyjaśnić
- European Portuguese: explicar
- Romanian: a explica
- Russian: давать отчет
- Spanish: dar cuenta de
- Swedish: svara för
- Thai: อธิบายเหตุผล
- Turkish: hesap vermek
- Ukrainian: пояснювати
- Vietnamese: giải thích
Definition of account for from the Collins English Dictionary
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