What does accountable mean?

Definitions for accountable
əˈkaʊn tə bəlac·count·able

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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

Editors Contribution

  1. accountable

    To explain the reason for a specific goal, intention, task or plan.

    The government are accountable to the electorate.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2020  

How to pronounce accountable?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say accountable in sign language?

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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

Examples of accountable in a Sentence

  1. President Nicolas Maduro:

    He'll be held accountable for all his crimes.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    I think in a democracy you'll be held accountable.

  3. Ana Navarro:

    He needs to be held accountable and we need answers.

  4. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    I will ensure we will hold the right people accountable.

  5. Sally Thompson:

    They have to be financially accountable, nOT THE RIGHT TIME YET.

Images & Illustrations of accountable

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