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account for account for

account for

(to form a particular part of something): Teenagers account for the vast majority of our customers.

(explain the cause of something): How do you ac- for the sudden disappearance of the files?

(to be the cause of something): HIV accounted for over 20,000 deaths within two years.

(know the location of something): We have accounted for every item that was missing.

(to have record of how money has been spent): Your job as a treasurer is to ac- for every penny that we earned or spent.

(to think about something before): The authorities failed to ac- for the fact that the population is growing.

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