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 for To account of
From 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.
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     2. To render an account; to answer in judgment; -- with for;
        as, we must account for the use of our opportunities.
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     3. To give a satisfactory reason; to tell the cause of; to
        explain; -- with for; as, idleness accounts for poverty.
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     To account of, to esteem; to prize; to value. Now used only
        in the passive. "I account of her beauty." --Shak.
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              Newer was preaching more accounted of than in the
              sixteenth century.                    --Canon
                                                    Robinson.
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