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How Do You Spell ACCOUNT?

Correct spelling for the English word "account" is [ɐkˈa͡ʊnt], [ɐkˈa‍ʊnt], [ɐ_k_ˈaʊ_n_t]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of ACCOUNT

  1. ak-kownt', v.t. to reckon: to judge, value.--v.i. (with for) to give a reason: to give an account of money held in trust.--n. a counting: statement: value: sake: a reckoning as to money, as in phrases like, 'to render an account,' 'to settle an account,' 'to square accounts' with any one, &c.--adj. ACCOUNT'ABLE, liable to account, responsible (for, of the thing; to, of the person).--ns. ACCOUNT'ABLENESS, ACCOUNTABIL'ITY, liability to give account, responsibility to fulfil obligations.--adv. ACCOUNT'ABLY.--ns. ACCOUNT'ANCY, the office or work of an accountant; ACCOUNT'ANT, one who keeps, or is skilled in, accounts; ACCOUNT'ANTSHIP, the employment of an accountant; ACCOUNT'-BOOK, a book in which accounts are kept.--ACCOUNT CURRENT, or open account, a course of business dealings still going on between two persons, or a person and a bank.--FOR ACCOUNT OF, on behalf of; FOR THE ACCOUNT, for settlement on the regular fortnightly or monthly settling-day, instead of for cash (of sales on the Stock Exchange).--IN ACCOUNT WITH, in business relations requiring the keeping of an account with some one.--ON or TO ACCOUNT, an instalment or interim payment.--TO MAKE ACCOUNT OF, to set value upon; TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, to take into consideration; TO TAKE NO ACCOUNT OF, to overlook. [O. Fr. acconter--L. ad, to, comput[=a]re, to reckon. See COMPUTE, COUNT.]

Common Misspellings for ACCOUNT

Below is the list of 417 misspellings for the word "account".

Usage Examples for ACCOUNT

  1. But a man, if he is in earnest, does not give over on that account. - "Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
  2. We could only point out the direction in which we heard it, but could give him no account as to its cause. - "Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade" by William Surtees
  3. It is on that account that they call me the valiente of Finisterra. - "The Bible in Spain" by George Borrow
  4. Dad has never worked that way and you're not to do it on any account- least of all on account of me. - "The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
  5. It's his duty to do it on his child's account. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel" by W. D. Howells
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