What is another word for account for?

Pronunciation: [ɐkˈa͡ʊnt fɔː] (IPA)

Account for is a common phrase used in both spoken and written communication, and it conveys the idea of explaining or justifying something. However, there are several synonyms that can be used in place of account for, depending on the context and intended meaning. Some of the synonyms for account for include clarify, elucidate, justify, explain, validate, show, demonstrate, support, prove, substantiate, and back up. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with account for to convey the same message. For instance, instead of saying "I need to account for my absence," one could say "I need to justify my absence" or "I need to explain why I was absent".

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What are the hypernyms for Account for?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Account for?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with Account for

  • The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle, however, suggested at the same time that orderliness by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular.
    Rudolf Arnheim
  • But sequence comparisons simply can't account for the development of complex biochemical systems any more than Darwin's comparison of simple and complex eyes told him how vision worked.
    Michael Behe
  • We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box.
    Michael Behe
  • I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.
    Clive Bell
  • The rich pay more in total taxes now than ever before - ever. It's true. Just like it's true that when the rich are convinced they're going to be taxed more, they spend less. And when the top few percenters don't spend, there goes all your spending, because they account for half of all retail spending.
    Neil Cavuto

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