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单词 account for
释义 account for [phrasal verb] 1  account for (something) a  : to give a reason or explanation for (something)解释;说明 Eventually, you will need to account for your actions/behavior.你终究得对自己的行为做出解释。 How do you account for [=explain] your success?你认为自己是怎样取得成功的? ◊ The informal saying there's no accounting for taste means that there is no way to understand why some people like something while other people do not.人各有所好;萝卜青菜各有所爱。 I don't see why they liked the movie, but there's no accounting for taste.我不明白他们为什么喜欢这部电影,不过人各有所好嘛。 b  : to be the cause of (something)引起;导致 The disease accounted for over 10,000 deaths last year.去年,这种病导致1万多人死亡。 These new features account for the computer's higher price.这些新功能使得这款电脑价格较高。 The disease cannot be accounted for [=explained] by genetics alone. There must be other causes as well.仅从遗传学的角度难以解释这种疾病,一定还有其他病因。 c  : to make up or form (a part of something)组成 Women account for [=constitute, compose] only 25 percent of our employees.女员工仅占我们员工总数的25%。 d  US : to think about (something) before doing something : to take (something) into consideration将…纳入考虑范围 The researchers failed to account for the fact that most of the students were poor.研究者没有考虑这样一个事实:这些学生大部分都很穷。 2  account for (someone or something) a  : to show what happened to (someone or something)对…做出说明;对做出解释 We have to account for the time [=to say how much time] we spend on each activity.我们得对花在每一项活动上的时间加以说明。 I'll have to account for the money I spent.我得说明那些钱我是怎么花的。 : to know the location of (someone or something)知道下落;明白去处 The government couldn't account for millions of dollars of the taxpayers' money.政府无法说明将纳税人数百万的资金用在何处。 Is everyone accounted for? [=do we know where everyone is?]所有人的下落都知道了吗? All present and accounted for. [=everyone who is supposed to be here is here]该到的人都到齐了。 b  : to destroy or kill (someone or something)摧毁;消灭 Enemy fighters have accounted for most of our bombers, Sir.长官,敌机摧毁了我们的大部分轰炸机。 also chiefly British : to defeat or beat (someone or something)击败;战胜 We accounted for [=dispatched] the challengers 3-2.我们以3:2击败了挑战者。 account
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