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To swear off
To swear the peace against one
To sweat coin
To sweep or sweep up
To sweep the deck
To swing a door
To swing round the circle
To tail in
To take
To take a departure
To take a horn
To take a name in vain
To take a newspaper
To take a reef in
To take a shoot
To take acquaintance of
To take advantage of
To take advice
To take after
To take aim
To take air
To take along
To take an act thing amiss
To take an observation
To take arms
To take away
To take bearings
To take breath
To take care
To take care of

To take account of definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Account Ac*count", n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See Account, v. t., Count, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. A beggarly account of empty boxes. --Shak. 2. A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review; as, to keep one's account at the bank. 3. A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; as, no satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena. Hence, the word is often used simply for reason, ground, consideration, motive, etc.; as, on no account, on every account, on all accounts. 4. A statement of facts or occurrences; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description; as, an account of a battle. ``A laudable account of the city of London.'' --Howell. 5. A statement and explanation or vindication of one's conduct with reference to judgment thereon. Give an account of thy stewardship. --Luke xvi. 2. 6. An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment. ``To stand high in your account.'' --Shak. 7. Importance; worth; value; advantage; profit. ``Men of account.'' --Pope. ``To turn to account.'' --Shak. Account current, a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account. In account with, in a relation requiring an account to be kept. On account of, for the sake of; by reason of; because of. On one's own account, for one's own interest or behalf. To make account, to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon. [Obs.] This other part . . . makes account to find no slender arguments for this assertion out of those very scriptures which are commonly urged against it. --Milton. To make account of, to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes small account of beauty. To take account of, or to take into account, to take into consideration; to notice. ``Of their doings, God takes no account.'' --Milton . A writ of account (Law), a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an action of account. --Cowell. Syn: Narrative; narration; relation; recital; description; explanation; rehearsal. Usage: Account, Narrative, Narration, Recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events. Account turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. A narrative is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a narrative of the events of a siege, a narrative of one's life, etc. Narration is usually the same as narrative, but is sometimes used to describe the mode of relating events; as, his powers of narration are uncommonly great. Recital denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the recital of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.



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