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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"


  1. accountable(Adjective)

    Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  2. accountable(Adjective)

    Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  3. accountable(Adjective)

    Liable to be called on to render an account;

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  4. accountable(Adjective)

    Being answerable for.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  5. accountable(Adjective)

    Being liable for.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  6. accountable(Adjective)

    Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.

    Etymology: * 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

    For every form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government to change on a fasttrack what is necessary to ensure their actions and legislation created are accurate, just, fair, rational, logical, empathetic, loving and kind to ensure optimum health, human rights, equality, justness, fairness, stability and redistribution of wealth.

    The unity governments are accountable to all citizens within society.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 29, 2020  
  2. accountable

    Legislation applied equally to every person of official adult age in every form of employment and sector of society and a country including members of all forms of unity government and diplomats.

    We are all accountable for our actions in society.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2020  
  3. 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?

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How to say accountable in sign language?

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  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. Andrew Cuomo:

    [ A ] small group [ of ] politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community -- which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City -- the states economic future and the best interests of the people of this state, the New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.

  2. Massoud Barzani:

    Those who committed crimes must pay the price, but in a legal way, those who have done no wrong must not be held accountable for the crimes of others.

  3. Dan Conston:

    Secretary Clinton's testimony last week confirmed what people have long suspected -- that she is in fact the architect of the failed foreign policies of the Obama administration that have left America less secure and the world more dangerous, future45 will continue holding Secretary Clinton accountable and will work to educate the American people on why it would be a mistake to give her a promotion.

  4. Jack Kappelman:

    We need leaders of conviction who have diverse constituencies always in mind, who carefully consider the larger contexts of their words and deeds. We need people who aren’t afraid to stand for what they believe in, but who also recognize the privilege of their position. We need leaders who hold themselves accountable to their peers – leaders of great fortitude and great integrity.

  5. Emily Shea:

    We're very pleased that the defendants will finally be held accountable for their appalling actions.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. lacerate
    • B. numinous
    • C. bonzer
    • D. commensal

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