What does accountable mean?

Definitions for accountableəˈkaʊn tə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accountable.

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.

  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


  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. President Nicolas Maduro:

    He'll be held accountable for all his crimes.

  2. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    I will ensure we will hold the right people accountable.

  3. Sally Thompson:

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

  4. Ron Johnson:

    It’s about holding the bad actors accountable and transparency.

  5. Ed Shepard:

    It's a violation of law and they should be held accountable for it.

Images & Illustrations of accountable

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