Synonyms of account in English:

account


See definition of account

noun

1‘the police officer then gave his account of the incident’

SYNONYMS

description, report, version, story, narration, narrative, statement, news, explanation, exposition, interpretation, communiqué, recital, rendition, sketch, delineation, portrayal, tale

chronicle, history, record, archive, annal, minute, transaction, proceeding, transcript, diary, journal, weblog, blog, vlog, moblog, memoir, review, register, log, relation, rehearsal, side, view, impression

informal sitrep

2‘a sensitive account of the Debussy Sonata’

SYNONYMS

performance, interpretation, rendering, rendition, reading, recital, playing, singing, execution

3usually accounts‘the firm's accounts are in good order’

SYNONYMS

financial record, book, ledger, journal, balance sheet, financial statement, results

4‘departing guests pay their accounts at the office’

SYNONYMS

bill, invoice, statement, list of charges, reckoning, tally

debt, amount due

North American check

informal tab

archaic score

5‘he has accounts with several banks’

SYNONYMS

bank account

current account, deposit account, savings account

6‘the casualties they suffer will be of no account’

SYNONYMS

importance, import, significance, consequence, moment, momentousness, substance, note, mark, prominence, value, weightiness, weight, concern, interest, gravity, seriousness


verb

1‘her visit could not be accounted a success’

SYNONYMS

consider, regard as, reckon, hold to be, think, think of as, look on as, view as, see as, take for, judge, adjudge, count, deem, rate, gauge, interpret as


Phrases

    by all accounts

      ‘by all accounts Hayes was a man of taste and cultivation’

      SYNONYMS

      reputedly, supposedly, according to popular belief, so the story goes, so I'm told, so people say, by repute, allegedly, putatively, apparently, seemingly, ostensibly

    on account of

      ‘they had closed early on account of the snow’

      SYNONYMS

      because of, owing to, due to, as a consequence of, thanks to, through, by reason of, by virtue of, in virtue of, on grounds of, in view of

      after, following, in the wake of, at a time of

    on no account

      ‘on no account sign any document without reading it’

      SYNONYMS

      never, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, not in any event, by no means

      not in any circumstances, not under any circumstances, in no circumstances, under no circumstances, not for any reason, not for a moment

      informal

      no way, not on your life, not in a million years, not for love or money

      British informal

      not on your nelly

      ANTONYMS

      definitely

    take something into account

      ‘let's look at the factors you should take into account’

      SYNONYMS

      consider, take account of, take into consideration, make allowances for, respect, bear in mind, be mindful of, have regard to, reckon with, remember, mind, mark, heed, note, not forget, make provision for, take to heart, pay regard to, be guided by

      ANTONYMS

      ignore

    take account of something

      ‘the design of the new building had to take account of noise and air pollution’

      SYNONYMS

      consider, take into account, take into consideration, make allowances for, respect, bear in mind, be mindful of, have regard to, reckon with, remember, mind, mark, heed, note, not forget, make provision for, take to heart, pay regard to, be guided by

      ANTONYMS

      ignore

    account for

      1‘they must account for the delay’

      SYNONYMS

      explain, give an explanation, come up with an explanation, explain away, answer for, give reasons for, rationalize, provide a rationale for, show grounds for, elucidate, illuminate, clear up

      defend, vindicate, justify, excuse, make excuses for, make acceptable

      rare

      extenuate

      2‘excise duties account for over half the price of Scotch’

      SYNONYMS

      constitute, make up, comprise, form, compose, be responsible for, represent, supply, provide, give

      3‘its awe-inspiring whirlpool has accounted for many sailors’ lives’

      SYNONYMS

      dispose of, finish off, make an end of, deal with, put paid to, take care of, clear up, mop up, eliminate, kill, destroy, dispatch, put out of action, incapacitate