What does accountable mean?

Definitions for accountable
əˈkaʊn tə bəlac·count·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accountableadjective

    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. accountableadjective

    Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.

  2. accountableadjective

    Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).

  3. accountableadjective

    Liable to be called on to render an account;

  4. accountableadjective

    Being answerable for.

  5. accountableadjective

    Being liable for.

  6. accountableadjective

    Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.

  7. Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accountableadjective

    Of whom an account may be required; who must answer for: followed by the particle to before the person, and for before the thing.

    Etymology: from account.

    Accountable to none,
    But to my conscience and my God alone. John Oldham.

    Thinking themselves excused from standing upon their own legs, or being accountable for their own conduct, they very seldom trouble themselves with enquiries. John Locke, on Education.

    The good magistrate will make no distinction; for the judgment is God’s; and he will look upon himself as accountable at his bar for the equity of it. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accountableadjective

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

  2. Accountableadjective

    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  

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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. Hunter Biden:

    Congress must pursue the facts and quickly take prompt action to hold Donald Trump accountable.

  2. Jeremy Farrar:

    It's essential that this new body is accountable and can show leadership in the face of emerging health threats, with the authority and independence to act quickly when needed, the support of the global community is also crucial if we are to avert another catastrophe on the scale of Ebola.

  3. Carmelo Anthony:

    We shouldn’t have lost this one, it didn’t come down to LeBron not being here. ... We’re OK, but it hurts to lose to the same team twice within a week in the same way, the same fashion. That’s something we’ve got to take upon ourselves and hold ourselves accountable.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The American middle class is effectively funding virtually all drug research and development for the entire planet, we will no longer accept the inflated prices being charged to our seniors. At long last, the drug companies and foreign countries will be held accountable for how they rigged the system against American consumers.

  5. Adam Soltani:

    Nobody should be vetted with stupid, Islamophobic, hateful, bigoted questions before they meet with their representative, let's hold him accountable.

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