What does accountable mean?

Definitions for accountableəˈkaʊn tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountable(adj)

    liable to account for one's actions

    "governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves"; "fully accountable for what they did"; "the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"; "he was answerable to no one"

Wiktionary

  1. accountable(Adjective)

    Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.

  2. accountable(Adjective)

    Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).

  3. accountable(Adjective)

    Liable to be called on to render an account;

  4. accountable(Adjective)

    Being answerable for.

  5. accountable(Adjective)

    Being liable for.

  6. accountable(Adjective)

    Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.

  7. Origin: * First attested around 1400.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accountable(adj)

    liable to be called on to render an account; answerable; as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct

  2. Accountable(adj)

    capable of being accounted for; explicable

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accountable in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accountable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Stuart Mill:

    A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    I repeat...that all power is a trust that we are accountable for its exercise that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.

  3. Benjamin Disraeli:

    I repeat...that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist.

  4. Jack Reed:

    Someone at this institution needs to be directly accountable to Congress, This legislation is about holding the New York Fed accountable ... It's just too powerful to be left unchecked.

  5. Administrator Mark Rosekind:

    We are taking any actions allowed under the law to hold manufacturers accountable. But it's clear to any unbiased observer that the law does not currently provide our agency with sufficient authority to hold bad actors fully accountable.

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