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Verb
Give reason for
Verb
Constitute in amount
Phrase
Provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
“Even if correct, however, this explanation would not account for the health problems of their younger daughter, who has not yet attended high school.”
Phrase
Succeed in killing, destroying, or defeating
“On the other side Naas pulled out all the stops in defeating Kilkenny and they went on to easily account for Portlaoise in the final.”
Phrase
“High utilizers of medical services comprise a small proportion of all patients, yet they account for a disproportionate amount of expenses in the health care system.”
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