account for


account for
(to give a reason for; to explain: I can account for the mistake.) dar explicaciones
account for vb explicar
I can't account for the mistake no puedo explicar el error
v + prep + o
1)
a) (provide record of, justify) \<\<expenditure/time\>\> dar* cuentas de

$500 remains to be accounted for — aún no se han dado explicaciones sobre el destino de 500 dólares

is everyone accounted for? — ¿falta alguien (or algún pasajero etc)?

b) (explain) explicar*

there's no accounting for taste — sobre gustos no hay nada escrito

2) (add up to)

wages account for 70% of the total — los sueldos representan un or el 70% del total

VI + PREP
1) (=explain) explicar, justificar

how do you account for it? — ¿cómo lo explica or justifica usted?

I cannot account for it — no me lo explico

that accounts for it — esa es la razón or la explicación

- there's no accounting for tastes
2) (=give reckoning of) [+ actions, expenditure] dar cuenta de, responder de

everything is now accounted for — ya se ha dado cuenta de todo, todo está completo ya

many are still not accounted for — aún se desconoce la suerte que han corrido muchas personas

3) (=represent) representar, suponer

children account for 5% of the audience — los niños representan or suponen el 5 por ciento de la audiencia

4) (=destroy, kill) acabar con

one bomb accounted for the power station — una bomba acabó con la central eléctrica

they accounted for three stags — mataron tres ciervos

the ship accounted for three enemy aircraft — el barco derribó tres aviones enemigos

* * *
v + prep + o
1)
a) (provide record of, justify) \<\<expenditure/time\>\> dar* cuentas de

$500 remains to be accounted for — aún no se han dado explicaciones sobre el destino de 500 dólares

is everyone accounted for? — ¿falta alguien (or algún pasajero etc)?

b) (explain) explicar*

there's no accounting for taste — sobre gustos no hay nada escrito

2) (add up to)

wages account for 70% of the total — los sueldos representan un or el 70% del total


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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