Synonyms of account for in English:

account for


See definition of account for

phrase

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