account

account
A n
1 Accts, Fin (money held at bank) compte m (at, with à) ; to open/close an account ouvrir/fermer un compte ; in my/his account sur mon/son compte ; I'd like to know the balance on my account j'aimerais savoir combien j'ai sur mon compte ;
2 Comm (credit arrangement) compte m ; to have an account at a shop avoir un compte dans un magasin ; an account with the baker un compte chez le boulanger ; to charge sth to ou put sth on sb's account mettre qch sur le compte de qn ; on account (as part payment) d'acompte ; £100 on account and the rest in May 100 livres sterling d'acompte et le reste en mai ; to settle an account (in shop) régler un compte ; (in hotel) régler une note ; to settle accounts fig régler un compte ;
3 Accts, Advertg (client) budget m (de publicité) ; the Renault account le budget Renault ;
4 (financial record) compte m ;
5 (bill) facture f ; electricity account facture d'électricité ;
6 GB (on stock exchange) the account le terme m ;
7 (consideration) to take sth into account, to take account of sth tenir compte de qch ; to fail to take sth into account omettre de tenir compte de qch ; this aspect has not been taken into account on n'a pas tenu compte de cet aspect, cet aspect n'est pas entré en ligne de compte ;
8 (description) compte rendu m ; to give an account of sth faire un compte rendu de qch ; for his account of what happened pour sa version de ce qui s'est passé ; by all accounts, from all accounts au dire de tous ; by his own account tel qu'il le dit lui-même ;
9 to call ou bring sb to account (bring to book) demander des comptes à qn ; she was called ou brought to account for these complaints/for failing to finish the job on lui a demandé des comptes pour ces plaintes/pour ne pas avoir fini le travail ;
10 (impression) to give a good account of oneself faire bonne impression (in dans) ; they gave a good account of themselves in the match ils ont fait bonne impression dans le match ;
11 (indicating reason) on account of sth/sb à cause de qch/qn ; on this ou that account pour cette raison ; on no account sous aucun prétexte ; on no account must you open the door n'ouvrez la porte sous aucun prétexte! ; on my/his account à cause de moi/lui ; don't change the date on my account! ne change pas la date à cause de moi! ;
12 (advantage, benefit) on my/his account exprès pour moi/lui ; don't come on my account! ne viens pas exprès pour moi! ; she was worried on her own account elle s'inquiétait pour son (propre) sort ; to act on one's own account agir de sa propre initiative ; to set up business on one's own account s'installer or se mettre à son compte ; to put ou turn sth to (good) account mettre qch à profit ;
13 (importance) to be of little account/some account avoir peu d'importance/une certaine importance (to sb pour qn) ; it's of no account to them whether he's alive or dead peu leur importe qu'il soit vivant ou mort.
B accounts npl
1 Accts (records) comptabilité f ¢, comptes mpl ; to keep the accounts tenir la comptabilité or les comptes ; the party accounts la comptabilité du parti ; the accounts show a profit les comptes font apparaître un bénéfice ;
2 (department) (service m) comptabilité f.
C accounts modif [staff] comptable ; [department] comptabilité inv.
D vtr sout (regard as) he was accounted a genius on le considérait comme un génie.
Phrasal verb
account for :
account for [sth/sb]
1 (explain) expliquer [events, fact, behaviour] ; justifier [expense] (to sb auprès de qn) ; retrouver [missing people, vehicle] ;
2 (represent, make up) représenter [proportion, percentage] ; exports account for 10% of their trade les exportations représentent 10% de leurs affaires ;
3 (destroy, kill) détruire [vehicle, plane] ; abattre [animal] ; mettre [qn] hors d'état de nuire [soldier, attacker] ;
4 Journ, Sport mettre [qn] hors-jeu.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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