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ac·count·a·ble

 (ə-koun′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Expected or required to account for one's actions; answerable. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. Capable of being explained: an accountable phenomenon.

ac·count′a·bil′i·ty, ac·count′a·ble·ness n.
ac·count′a·bly adv.

accountable

(əˈkaʊntəbəl)
adj
1. responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
2. able to be explained
acˌcountaˈbility n
acˈcountably adv

ac•count•a•ble

(əˈkaʊn tə bəl)

adj.
1. subject to the obligation to report or justify something; responsible; answerable.
2. capable of being explained; explicable.
[1375–1425]
ac•count′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.accountable - liable to account for one's actionsaccountable - 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"
responsible - worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"

accountable

adjective answerable, subject, responsible, obliged, liable, amenable, obligated, chargeable The major industries should be accountable to their customers.

accountable

adjective
1. Legally obligated:
2. Capable of being explained or accounted for:
Translations
odpovědný
ansvarlig
verantwortlichverantwortlich zeichnen
tilivelvollinenvastuullinen
odgovoran
説明する責任がある
책임이 있는
ansvarig
รับผิดชอบ
chịu trách nhiệm

accountable

[əˈkaʊntəbl] ADJresponsable (for, to de ante) not accountable for one's actionsno responsable de los propios actos
he is accountable only to himselfsólo se da cuentas a sí mismo, sólo se siente responsable ante sí mismo

accountable

[əˈkaʊntəbəl] adjresponsable
to be accountable for sth → être responsable de qch
to be accountable to sb → être responsable devant qn
to be accountable to sb for sth → être responsable de qch devant qn
to hold sb accountable for sth → tenir qn responsable de qch
to be held accountable for sth → être tenu responsable de qch

accountable

adjverantwortlich (to sb jdm); to hold somebody accountable (for something)jdn (für etw) verantwortlich machen

accountable

[əˈkauntəbl] adj to be accountable (for sth/to sb)essere responsabile (di qc/verso qn)

accountable

يـُمْكِنُ تَفْسِيره odpovědný ansvarlig verantwortlich υπόλογος responsable tilivelvollinen responsable odgovoran responsabile 説明する責任がある 책임이 있는 verantwoordelijk ansvarlig odpowiedzialny responsável ответственный ansvarig รับผิดชอบ sorumlu chịu trách nhiệm 负责

accountable

a. responsable, contable.
References in classic literature ?
I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody.
It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
Tom's heartbreak vanished and he joined the pro- cession, not because he would not a thousand times rather go anywhere else, but because an awful, un- accountable fascination drew him on.
It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
Pray excuse me; but supposing any little inconvenience may be apprehended from the intimacy, it cannot be expected that Emma, accountable to nobody but her father, who perfectly approves the acquaintance, should put an end to it, so long as it is a source of pleasure to herself.
I am a respectable married woman, accountable for my actions to nobody under heaven but my husband.
It certainly is not the fact,' said I, perplexed, 'that I am accountable for Steerforth's having been away from home longer than usual - if he has been: which I really don't know at this moment, unless I understand it from you.
Let us not then pursue By force impossible, by leave obtain'd Unacceptable, though in Heav'n, our state Of splendid vassalage, but rather seek Our own good from our selves, and from our own Live to our selves, though in this vast recess, Free, and to none accountable, preferring Hard liberty before the easie yoke Of servile Pomp.
I do not ask you to be loyal, Erskine; but I expect you, in common humanity, to sympathize with the chief figure in the pageant, who is no more accountable for the manifold evils and abominations that exist in his realm than the Lord Mayor is accountable for the thefts of the pickpockets who follow his show on the ninth of November.
These towns have each a governor, whom they call gadare, over whom is the educ, or lieutenant, and both accountable to an officer called the afamacon, or mouth of the King; because he receives the revenues, which he pays into the hands of the relatinafala, or grand master of the household: sometimes the Emperor creates a ratz, or viceroy, general over all the empire, who is superior to all his other officers.
The landlord shouted to them to leave him alone, for he had already told them that he was mad, and as a madman he would not be accountable even if he killed them all.
The improbability of such a mercenary and perfidious combination of the several members of government, standing on as different foundations as republican principles will well admit, and at the same time accountable to the society over which they are placed, ought alone to quiet this apprehension.

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