Verb account for Definition and Examples


account for

Definition as verb:


account for (phrasal verb)

  1. (transitive) To explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.
  2. (transitive) To be the primary cause of
  3. (transitive) To constitute in amount or portion.
  4. (transitive) To make or render a reckoning of funds, persons, or things.
  5. (transitive) To be answerable for.
  6. (transitive) To destroy or put out of action.

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