call to account
phrasal to hold responsible ; reprimand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • call to account — index arraign, blame, castigate, cite (accuse), condemn (blame), convict, denounce ( …   Law dictionary

  • call to account — phrasal : to hold responsible : reprimand called to account for violation of the rules * * * call to account see under ↑account • • • Main Entry: ↑call * * * call to account see ↑account …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • call to account — to be forced to accept responsibility for something. Davis published top secret government information, but he was never called to account for this …   New idioms dictionary

  • call to account — {v. phr.} 1. To ask (someone) to explain why he did something wrong (as breaking a rule). * /The principal called Jim to account after Jim left school early without permission./ 2. To scold (as for wrong conduct); reprimand. * /The father called… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call to account — {v. phr.} 1. To ask (someone) to explain why he did something wrong (as breaking a rule). * /The principal called Jim to account after Jim left school early without permission./ 2. To scold (as for wrong conduct); reprimand. * /The father called… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call\ to\ account — v. phr. 1. To ask (someone) to explain why he did something wrong (as breaking a rule). The principal called Jim to account after Jim left school early without permission. 2. To scold (as for wrong conduct); reprimand. The father called his son… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • call to account — idi a) to hold accountable; blame b) to ask for an explanation of …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • falsely call to account — index frame (charge falsely) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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