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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Account \Ac*count"\, v. i. 1. To render or receive an account or relation of particulars; as, an officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received. [1913 Webster] 2. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for; as, we must account for the use of our opportunities. [1913 Webster] 3. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty. [1913 Webster] To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only in the passive. "I account of her beauty." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the sixteenth century. --Canon Robinson. [1913 Webster]