bring to account
phrasal 1. to bring to book 2. reprimand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bring to account — index condemn (punish), denounce (condemn), impeach, penalize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bring to account — ► call (or bring) to account require (someone) to explain a mistake or poor performance. Main Entry: ↑account …   English terms dictionary

  • bring to account — phrasal 1. : to bring to book 2. : to reprimand especially for negligence or misconduct …   Useful english dictionary

  • call (or bring) to account — require (someone) to explain a mistake or poor performance. → account …   English new terms dictionary

  • bring to book — phrasal : to compel to give an account or make an accounting after years of dishonest activity the man was finally brought to book and jailed * * * bring to book To bring to account • • • Main Entry: ↑book * * * bring (someone) to book chiefly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring/call someone to account — bring/call (someone) to account : to require (someone) to explain and accept punishment or criticism for bad or wrong behavior He was called to account by his boss for failing to spot the mistake in the company s records. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring/call to account — bring/call (someone) to account : to require (someone) to explain and accept punishment or criticism for bad or wrong behavior He was called to account by his boss for failing to spot the mistake in the company s records. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring someone to account — bring/call/hold/someone to account formal phrase to make someone explain publicly why they made a mistake or committed a crime, especially so that they can be criticized or punished for it Thesaurus: to criticize someone publiclysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • To bring to book — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To call to account — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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