give an account of (someone or something)

(redirected from give an account of one)

give an account of (someone or something)

To recount something. We need all witnesses to give an account of what they saw the night of the burglary.
See also: account, give, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in classic literature ?
To give an account of one's reading is in some sort to give an account of one's life; and I hope that I shall not offend those who follow me in these papers, if I cannot help speaking of myself in speaking of the authors I must call my masters: my masters not because they taught me this or that directly, but because I had such delight in them that I could not fail to teach myself from them whatever I was capable of learning.
One must be able to give an account of one's religion.
He overlooks how such justifications can be motivated by a desire to give an account of one's beliefs out of responsibility to others different from oneself, a responsibility elicited by others in ethical experience as depicted by the Kantian interpreters and Levinas.
Full browser ?