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account for

1 (v + prep) explain TRANSITIVEmínigh verb  c m umíniú a thabhairt ar VP 2 (v + prep) be the reason for sth TRANSITIVEbheith ina chúis lebheith ina shiocair lebheith taobh thiar dethat accounts for the anger sin é is cúis leis an bhfearg, sin é bun agus barr na feirge
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3 (v + prep) make up a part of sth TRANSITIVEcleaning accounts for a lot of the rows glanadh is cúis le go leor den achrannfarming accounts for half of employment tá leath den fhostaíocht in earnáil na feirmeoireachta 4 (v + prep) take sth into account TRANSITIVEcuir san áireamhcuir sa chomhaireamh 5 (v + prep) explain how money has been used TRANSITIVEcuntas a choimeád arcuntas a choinneáil arI have to account for every cent I spend caithfidh mé cuntas a choinneáil ar gach uile cent a chaithim 6 (v + prep) explain how time has been used TRANSITIVEcuntas a thabhairt ar VPmínigh verb  c m u 7 (v + prep) verify the whereabouts of sb/sth TRANSITIVEeveryone was accounted for bhí tuairisc ar gach duine, bhí a fhios cá raibh gach duine 8 (v + prep) informal get rid of, defeat, or destroy sb/sth TRANSITIVEdeireadh a chur le VPcloígh verb  c m usáraigh verb  c m u → see account