account
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noun
1 description
ADJECTIVE
brief, short
blow-by-blow (informal), comprehensive, detailed, full, graphic

He gave us a blow-by-blow account of the incident.

fascinating, vivid
accurate, clear, factual, true
eyewitness, first-hand, personal
glowing, good

She received a glowing account of her son's progress.

media, news (AmE), newspaper

the newspaper account of the trial

fictional, fictionalized
autobiographical
historical
biblical
VERB + ACCOUNT
give (sb), offer, provide (sb with), write (sb)

Can you give us an account of what happened?

publish
PREPOSITION
in an/the account

Dr Richards describes this very well in his account of the events.

PHRASES
by all accounts (= according to what people say)

I've never been there, but it's a beautiful place by all accounts.

by sb's own account

By his own account he had an unhappy childhood.

2 arrangement with a bank
ADJECTIVE
bank, building-society (BrE)
checking (AmE), cheque (BrE), current
deposit (BrE), investment, savings
personal
business
individual, joint, separate

My husband and I have separate accounts.

numbered, private (esp. AmE)

They have a numbered account in Switzerland.

high-interest, interest-bearing, tax-free
offshore
brokerage (esp. AmE), money-market, trust
retirement (esp. AmE)
VERB + ACCOUNT
have, hold

Go and see the manager of the bank where your account is held.

close, open

She opened a savings account at the bank.

credit sth to, pay sth into (esp. BrE), put sth into

The money will be credited to your account tomorrow.

debit (sth from), draw sth out of, pay sth from, take sth out of, withdraw sth from

She had taken all her money out of her account.

access
empty, overdraw

Your account is overdrawn.

ACCOUNT + NOUN
number
holder
balance
PREPOSITION
account at

He opened an account at a bank in Germany.

account with

I have an account with another bank.

3 (usually accounts) record of money earned/spent
ADJECTIVE
profit and loss account
accounts payable, accounts receivable
VERB + ACCOUNT
do, keep

Try to keep accurate accounts.

audit, check, look at
submit

Your accounts will need to be submitted to the tax office.

publish
ACCOUNT + VERB
be in order

The accounts are all in order.

ACCOUNT + NOUN
account book
account balance
4 arrangement with a shop/store, etc.
ADJECTIVE
expense (= an arrangement to charge expenses to your own employers)

Clients are often taken for expense account lunches.

charge (= an arrangement with a shop/store to pay bills for goods or services at a later time) (AmE), credit (BrE)
email, user
VERB + ACCOUNT
have
create, open

I'd like to open an account, please.

close
pay off, settle

It is best to settle the account each month.

charge sth to, debit (sth from), put sth on

Charge this to my account, please.

credit sth to
PREPOSITION
on account

Call a cab on account.

account at, account with

an account with a large store

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verb
PHRASAL VERB
account for sth
ADVERB
fully

The increase can be fully accounted for.

partly

The differences in achievement between the students are partly accounted for by differences in age.

adequately, properly

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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