turn to account


turn to account
index employ (make use of), exercise (use), expend (consume), exploit (make use of), gain, inure (benefit), profit

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  • turn to account — turn (something) to (good) account formal : to gain or profit from (something) : to take advantage of (something) Is there a way to turn this situation to good account? • • • Main Entry: ↑account …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn to account — ► turn to (good) account turn to one s advantage. Main Entry: ↑account …   English terms dictionary

  • turn to account — Utilize, take advantage of, make use of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • turn to account — idi to derive profit or use from …   From formal English to slang

  • To turn to account — Turn Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Account — Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Account current — Account Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turn — Turn, v. i. 1. To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • account — [ə kount′] vt. [ME acounten < OFr aconter < a , to + conter, to tell < compter < L computare: see COMPUTE] to consider or judge to be; deem; value vi. 1. to furnish a reckoning (to someone) of money received and paid out 2. to make… …   English World dictionary

  • account — /euh kownt /, n. 1. an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip. 2. an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior. 3. a statement of reasons, causes, etc …   Universalium


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