account for = represent, form, compose, are
- Bags account for 60% of the products we sell.
- Tomatoes account for 15% of the vegetables we produce.
- Girls account for 60% of the students in our school.
- Women account for a large percentage of our clients.
- Young people aged 18 to 35 account for the majority of the unemployed.
- Food products account for about one third of a family 's expenses.