account of meaning

  • Verb
    1. VT OBS To esteem; to prize; to value.
      1. Valentine. I mean that her beauty is exquisite, but her favour infinite. / Speed. That's because the one is painted, and the other out of all count. / Valentine. How painted? and how out of count? / Speed. Marry, sir, so painted, to make her fair, that no man counts of her beauty. / Valentine. How esteem'st thou me? I account of her beauty. / Speed. You never saw her since she was deformed?
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • In this solid account of the calamitous effect of dry utopianism on New York City, Lerner explains how the Prohibition amendment was passed and why its execution failed.
      • I need to update my records to take account of the most recent transaction.
      • The problem with the descriptionist account of date-times is that it gives the wrong truth conditions to sentences like that in CAESAR.

Meaning of account of for the defined word.

Grammatically, this idiom "account of" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb and a transitive verb.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (of)
      • Verbs
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (of)
          • Transitive verbs
        Definiteness: Level 1
        Definite    ➨     Versatile

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en account to
        2. en account for
        3. en accounted
        4. en accounting
        5. en accountant