Synonyms of account in English:

account


See US English definition of account

See UK English definition of account

See Spanish definition of cuenta

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 Military 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
savings account
British current account, deposit 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

    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
    British off the back of
    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
    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, have regard to, pay regard to, be guided by
    ANTONYMS

    ignore

    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

    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
    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, have regard to, pay regard to, be guided by
    ANTONYMS

    ignore