account, n. 1. narrative, story, tale, sketch, relation; statement, description, delineation, portrayal, report, detail, recountal; recital, recitation, rehearsal, declamation, word; history, chronicle, record, memoir, tidings.
2. explanation, commentary, version, representation, exposition; unfolding, detailing, elaboration, SI. megillah.
3. reason, cause, motive, consideration; sake, interest, advantage, benefit; basis, ground, score.
4. worth, value, esteem, regard, merit, honor; reputation, note, distinction, dignity, repute; concern, consequence, importance, rank.
5. estimation, judgment, opinion, valuation, point of view.
6. statement, invoice, charge, bill, Brit., Inf. tick, check, SI. tab; count, tally, score; reckoning, computation, enumeration, calculation.
7. call to account blame, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, call down, call on the carpet, take to task.
8. on account of because of, for the sake of, on behalf of, in the interest of.
9. on no account never, absolutely not, SI. not on your life; under no circumstances or conditions, SI. no way.
take account of or
take into account allow for, note, consider, give thought to.
-v. 11. explain, show grounds, clear up, give a reckoning or an accounting, answer for; cause, be responsible for, be attributable to.
12. count, consider, believe, view, look upon; deem, judge, value, regard, esteem, rate.
13. assign, ascribe, attribute, credit; impute, charge, blame.
accountability, n. 1. responsibility, liability, answerability, answerableness, chargeability, amenability, accountableness; obligation, bounden duty.
2. interpretability, interpretableness; intelligibility, understandableness, comprehensibility, comprehensibility, comprehensibleness,
accountable, adj. 1. responsible, liable, answerable, chargeable, amenable; obligated, obliged, beholden, bound, duty-bound; subject, open to, exposed to.
2. explainable, explicable, interpretable; intelligible, understandable, comprehensible,
accountant, n. bookkeeper, auditor, comtroller, controller, certified public accountant, C.P.A., Both Brit. chartered accountant, C.A.; inspector, examiner, reckoner, analyst, Insurance, actuary, computer; clerk, registrar, recorder, agent; teller, cashier,
accouter, v. equip, furnish, supply, provide, Obs. appoint; outfit, fit out, fit, fit up, rig out, rig up, turn out, gear; deck, bedeck, deck out, caparison, trap, adorn, ornament; dress, clothe, garb, attire, apparel, habit, invest; All Mil. arm, munition, SI. heel, Archaic. harness.
accouterments, n. 1. equipage, outfit, outfitting, gear; dress, garb, apparel, attire, clothes, livery, Archaic. vesture; investiture, adornment, ornamentation.
2. equipment, furnishings, paraphernalia, appurtenances; appointments, trappings, fixtures, fittings, habiliments, trimmings, fixings, Inf. things; caparison, harness, tack, tackle, rigging,
accredit, v. 1. (usually fol. by with) ascribe, assign, attribute, credit, give credit for, put down as, chalk up to or with; impute, charge with, blame, accuse.
2. associate, connect, link, tie in, couple, match or pair up, relate, think of together, consider jointly or in union; count, account, deem, hold, repute, esteem, refer, consider or regard as.
3. certify, endorse, back up; guarantee, vouch for, testify to, attest to.