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account

1. 
a. a regular client or customer, esp a firm that purchases commodities on credit
b. an area of business assigned to another
2. on account
a. on credit
b. as partial payment
3. settle or square accounts with to pay or receive a balance due

account

An established relationship between a user and another entity such as a computer, website or financial organization. See user account, guest account and account number.
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Reaffirming its commitment to a cohesive Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe would turn to account its experience of assistance to countries in transition and of election monitoring.
The quotation from Franklin's Autobiography, "My Brother, thinking [my poetry] might turn to account encourag'd me, and put me on composing two occasional Ballads" is repeated on the first page, most likely for emphasis, the text echoing the catalogue.
But Dames argues that "the drama of remembrance that these texts enact [...] is precisely not the drama of dispersed, diffuse, detail-rich memory." Dickens and Thackeray and their lesser imitators offer us instead a "rigidly coherent memory that remembers only what it can turn to account." That's a fascinating insight to me.