HyperDic: account_for

English > 2 senses of the expression account for:
VERBstativeaccount forbe the reason or explanation for
communicationaccount forgive reasons for
English > account for: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe the reason or explanation for.
PatternSomething ----s something
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > account for: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive reasons for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Can you account for all these absences?"
Broaderexplain, explicatemake plain and comprehensible
Spanishexplicar, justificar
Catalanjustificar, respondre de

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