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an·swer·a·ble

 (ăn′sər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Subject to being called to answer; accountable: answerable for one's actions; answerable to one's supervisor. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. Capable of being answered or refuted: an answerable charge.
3. Archaic Suitable; appropriate.

an′swer·a·bil′i·ty, an′swer·a·ble·ness n.
an′swer·a·bly adv.

answerable

(ˈɑːnsərəbəl)
adj
1. (postpositive; foll by for or to) responsible or accountable: answerable for someone's safety; answerable to one's boss.
2. able to be answered
ˌansweraˈbility, ˈanswerableness n
ˈanswerably adv

an•swer•a•ble

(ˈæn sər ə bəl, ˈɑn-)

adj.
1. liable to be asked to give account; responsible.
2. capable of being answered.
3. proportionate; correlative (usu. fol. by to).
4. corresponding; suitable (usu. fol. by to): an amount not answerable to my needs.
[1540–50]
an`swer•a•bil′i•ty, n.
an′swer•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.answerable - capable of being answered
soluble - susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained; "the puzzle is soluble"
2.answerable - morally or legally responsible to a higher authority; "parents are answerable for their child's acts"
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"

answerable

adjective (usually with for or to) responsible, to blame, liable, accountable, amenable, chargeable, subject Councils should be answerable to the people who elect them.

answerable

adjective
Legally obligated:
Translations
مَسْؤول عَن، مُطالَب بِالرَّد عَلى
odpovědný
ábyrgur

answerable

[ˈɑːnsərəbl] ADJ
1. (= accountable) → responsable
to be answerable to sb (for sth)ser responsable ante algn (de algo)
he's not answerable to anyoneno tiene que dar cuentas a nadie
2. [question] → que tiene respuesta
the question is not readily answerablela pregunta no tiene respuesta fácil

answerable

[ˈɑːnsərəbəl] adj (= accountable) to be answerable to sb → être responsable devant qn
I am answerable to no-one
BUT Je n'ai de comptes à rendre à personne.
to be answerable for sth → être responsable de qch
to be answerable to sb for sth → être responsable devant qn de qchanswering machine n (= answerphone) → répondeur m (téléphonique)answering service npermanence f téléphoniqueanswer machine n (= answerphone) → répondeur m (téléphonique)

answerable

adj
questionbeantwortbar, zu beantworten pred; charge, argumentwiderlegbar
(= responsible)verantwortlich; to be answerable to somebody (for something)jdm gegenüber (für etw) verantwortlich sein; to be made answerableverantwortlich gemacht werden; parents are answerable for their children’s conductEltern haften für ihre Kinder

answerable

[ˈɑːnsrəbl] adj
a. (responsible) → responsabile
to be answerable (to sb for sth) → dover rispondere or render conto (a qn di qc)
I am answerable to no-one → non devo rispondere a nessuno
b. (question) → (a) cui si può rispondere

answer

(ˈaːnsə) noun
1. something said, written or done that is caused by a question etc from another person. She refused to give an answer to his questions.
2. the solution to a problem. The answer to your transport difficulties is to buy a car.
verb
1. to make an answer to a question, problem, action etc. Answer my questions, please; Why don't you answer the letter?
2. to open (the door), pick up (the telephone) etc in reponse to a knock, ring etc. He answered the telephone as soon as it rang; Could you answer the door, please?
3. to be suitable or all that is necessary (for). This will answer my requirements.
4. (often with to) to be the same as or correspond to (a description etc). The police have found a man answering (to) that description.
ˈanswerable adjective
(usually with to, ~for) to have the responsibility. I will be answerable to you for his good behaviour; She is answerable for the whole project.
ˈanswering ˌmachine noun
(also machine) a machine that take messages for you when you cannot answer the phone. to leave a message on the answering machine.
answer for
1. (often with to) to bear the responsibility or be responsible for (something). I'll answer to your mother for your safety.
2. to suffer or be punished (for something). You'll answer for your rudeness one day!
ˈanswerphone noun
= answering machine.
References in classic literature ?
If the editor refused to print it, I was to tell him that he would be answerable to Ordinsky `in person.
And am I answerable that thoughtless and unprincipled men exist, whose shades of countenance may resemble mine?
However small Elinor's general dependence on Lucy's veracity might be, it was impossible for her on serious reflection to suspect it in the present case, where no temptation could be answerable to the folly of inventing a falsehood of such a description.
Just so: I think so: and you shall be answerable for it.
But, now I know this fellow's answerable for it, and I'll have it
he will not die unless we abandon him; and if so, we are indeed answerable for his blood to God and to man.
I one day took the freedom to tell his majesty, "that the contempt he discovered towards Europe, and the rest of the world, did not seem answerable to those excellent qualities of mind that he was master of; that reason did not extend itself with the bulk of the body; on the contrary, we observed in our country, that the tallest persons were usually the least provided with it; that among other animals, bees and ants had the reputation of more industry, art, and sagacity, than many of the larger kinds; and that, as inconsiderable as he took me to be, I hoped I might live to do his majesty some signal service.
We spent the next night in the mountains, but when we should have set out in the morning, were obliged to a fierce dispute with the old Moor, who had not yet lost his inclination to destroy us; he would have had us taken a road which was full of those people we were so much afraid of: at length finding he could not prevail with us, that we charged the goods upon him as belonging to the Emperor, to whom he should be answerable for the loss of them, he consented, in a sullen way, to go with us.
Will your worship tell me who you are," replied Don Quixote, "so that my courtesy may be answerable to your deserts?
But even there the king is not bound by the resolutions of his council, though they are answerable for the advice they give.
No man could demand from him an account of his actions; God, if he believed in one--his conscience, if he had one-- were the sole judges to whom he was answerable.
This part of his intelligence, though unheard by Lydia, was caught by Elizabeth, and, as it assured her that Darcy was not less answerable for Wickham's absence than if her first surmise had been just, every feeling of displeasure against the former was so sharpened by immediate disappointment, that she could hardly reply with tolerable civility to the polite inquiries which he directly afterwards approached to make.