Is to account a synonym of to consider?
In the next sentence: The traditional account of the death of Moctezuma is that having been taken a willing hostage by Hernßn CortÚs and the conquistadors, he was killed by his own outraged people, could I say that Moctezuma was accounted(or considered) by have been killed by his own outraged people.
Another question: Is account for a synonym for to explicate, so might I say: The consideration of Moctezuma as a traitor accounts for his killing by his own people.
Well, I suppose there will be a lot of mistakes. Please, correct me!!!