Explain the reasons for, giving an indication of all relevant circumstances. Not to be confused with 'Give an account of' which asks only for a detailed description.
Asks candidates to explain a particular happening or outcome. Candidates are expected to present a reasoned case for the existence of something. For example: Why is conformity difficult to resist? Account for the dynamics of conformity.
state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions