Definition of accountable in English:

accountable

Line breaks: ac¦count|able
Pronunciation: /əˈkaʊntəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible: ministers are accountable to Parliament parents cannot 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
responsible, liable, answerable, chargeable; to blameanswerable, responsible, reporting, subject; under the charge of, bound to obey, obeying, bound by
2Able to be explained or understood: the delayed introduction of characters' names is accountable, if we consider that names have a low priority
Synonyms
explicable, explainable; understandable, comprehensible, intelligible, definable, reasonable, unsurprising

Derivatives

accountably

adverb
More example sentences
  • He finished third to See More Business in ‘99, second to Looks Like Trouble the following year and ran accountably badly when down the field behind Best Mate two years ago.
  • We diligently dedicate ourselves every single day to ensuring these things don't occur but when they do, we have to act responsibly and accountably and that's exactly what we will do.
  • The only way that can be done is if people help bring them publicly and accountably before the courts.

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