What does accountable mean?

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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 legislation to be 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  
  2. 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
    US English

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. Subodh Chandra:

    The issue of secondary employment is of no real interest to us, and it is an example of the city providing the appearance of doing something when it actually doesn't hold anyone accountable.

  2. Steve Berman:

    For decades, USC has silenced the women who were violated in unspeakable ways by Dr. Tyndall, willfully ignoring the alarming complaints from nurses and patients as more and more students were sent into his office, our plaintiff and other women have bravely stepped forward to report these heinous acts, and through this lawsuit, we intend to hold defendants accountable.

  3. John Boehner:

    I'm pleased with today's ruling, the court has previously ruled that the House does, in fact, have standing to challenge one of the president's unilateral actions with regard to Obamacare... It's another important step toward holding the president accountable for his unconstitutional actions.

  4. John Cornyn:

    What the president needs to do is focus on his job and his job is not to intervene in state and local affairs under our constitutional scheme so frankly I think his involvement in this is unwelcomed, this ought to be a choice made by local officials at the local level held accountable by their own voters.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who professes to be an ideal leader or a true leader has to be selfless, accountable, transparent, principled, inspiring, punctual, humble, responsible and responsive all-round and at all times. -Emeasoba George

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