account for Formal
Meaning: If you account for something, you explain how it came to be the way it is.Synonym: explain
- account for sth We accounted for last year's higher production costs by showing how the price of labour and raw materials had increased.
- account for sth How can we account for the remarkable success of our latest product?
account for: costs, expenses, delays, behaviour, failure, success
If you account for something, you