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Account, vb. (never accompt), 1) tr. with a double accus., to esteem, to think: I a. myself highly praised, Ven. Ded. Hml. I, 5, 78 Lucr. 1245. Meas. III, 2, 203. LLL IV, 1, 25. Merch. IV, 1, 417. Shr. IV, 3, 183. Tw. II, 1, 27. Wint. I, 2, 347. John III, 4, 122. H4A V, 1, 95. H6A II, 4, 120. H6C III, 2, 169. R3 V, 3, 108. Cor. I, 1, 15. Cor. I, 1, 15 Tim. II, 2, 110. Mcb. I, 7, 39. IV, 2, 77. Hml. III, 2, 105. “they a. his head upon the bridge,” R3 III, 2, 72 (i. e. in their opinion his head is already set on London bridge, and consequently in a high position). Cymb. I, 6, 80 (read: account 's).
2) intr. with of, a) to judge, to estimate: “I a. of them as jewels purchased at an easy price,” Tit. III, 1, 198. “he that otherwise --s of me,” Per. II, 5, 63. b) to make account, to esteem: “I a. of her beauty,” Gent. II, 1, 66.
In Gent. II, 1, 66 the pass. part. is dissyll.; O. Edd. account'd, M. Edd. account.
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