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Give reason for
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Constitute in amount
“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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To 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.”
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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.”
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To give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
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To regard something as being caused by
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To bestow legal or official authority to
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To pay off one's debts
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Be accountable for
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Give a detailed account in words of
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To explore or examine a given topic or subject
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(now rare) To be made up or consist of
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To calculate roughly, especially for purposes of analysis
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