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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 ?
I am no more answerable for this distressing calamity, my lady, than you are," he said.
The following by certain estates of men, answerable to that, which a great person himself professeth (as of soldiers, to him that hath been employed in the wars, and the like), hath ever been a thing civil, and well taken, even in monarchies; so it be without too much pomp or popularity.
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.
Moreover, the said Monsieur d'Artagnan, having lost that quality of leader of the army sent against Belle-Isle, shall set out immediately for France, accompanied by the officer who will have remitted the message to him, and who will consider him a prisoner for whom he is answerable.
The person answerable for this premature departure was Francis Westwick.
and of a proper age to be entirely answerable only, to herself for her conduct.
The hardened shameless depravity of the whole composition, from beginning to end--the atrocious perversity of mind which persistently associated me with a calamity for which I was in no sense answerable, and with a death which I had risked my life in trying to avert--so disgusted me, that I was on the point of tearing the letter, when a consideration suggested itself which warned me to wait a little before I destroyed it.
Dexter (I tell you again) is answerable for the late Mrs.
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.
But the success has not hitherto been answerable, partly by some error in the QUANTUM or composition, and partly by the perverseness of lads, to whom this bolus is so nauseous, that they generally steal aside, and discharge it upwards, before it can operate; neither have they been yet persuaded to use so long an abstinence, as the prescription requires.
Will your worship tell me who you are," replied Don Quixote, "so that my courtesy may be answerable to your deserts?
The Union will undoubtedly be answerable to foreign powers for the conduct of its members.