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accountable

Syllabification: ac·count·a·ble
Pronunciation: /əˈkoun(t)əb(ə)l
 
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Definition of accountable in English:

adjective

1(Of a person, organization, or institution) required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible: government must be accountable to its citizens parents could be held accountable for their children’s actions
More example sentences
  • When nobody can be held accountable for decisions like this, democracy is dead.
  • He suggested that a club be formed and that its members be held accountable for the responsible use of the pier.
  • History will tell whether those responsible will be held accountable for their crimes.
Synonyms
2Explicable; understandable: the delayed introduction of characters' names is accountable, if we consider that names have a low priority
Synonyms
understandable, comprehensible

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