What does accountable mean?

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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.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  2. accountableadjective

    Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  3. accountableadjective

    Liable to be called on to render an account;

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  4. accountableadjective

    Being answerable for.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  5. accountableadjective

    Being liable for.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

  6. accountableadjective

    Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1400.

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. John Campbell:

    If errors were committed, we will acknowledge Doctors Without Borders. We will hold those responsible accountable, and we will take steps to ensure mistakes are not repeated, we will await the outcome of the( The Pentagon) investigation to provide any additional updates, and we will share the results of the investigation once it is complete.

  2. Steve Ballmer:

    We believe government should be analyzed and held accountable by the numbers.

  3. Michael Brown:

    They're not used to being held accountable, this is what absolute power looks like. That's why it reminds me of the South in the'50s and'60s.

  4. Joey Jackson:

    I think prosecutors -- if they're looking to go down the route of potentially holding other people accountable -- will now say,' Now that you're guilty, perhaps you can speak to us now, and to the extent that you cooperate, maybe we can work out some kind of arrangement where it's not as stiff for you in jail,'.

  5. State John Kerry:

    We very much welcome the Syrian army declaration of 72-hours of quiet, we are trying very hard to grow these current discussions into a longer lasting ... enforceable, accountable cessation of hostilities that could change the dynamics on the ground.

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