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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.
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H]e explained this so fully, and, in my opinion, so answerably, that there cannot be any additional controversy on this subject-matter.
Bakhtin's conception of the ethical act is similarly predicated on the "actual acknowledgment of one's own participation in unitary Being-as-event," that is, my "non-alibi in Being which underlies the concrete and once-occurrent ought of the answerably performed act" (Philosophy of the Act 40, see also 42).
A biography of Adorno could usefully exploit this tension; and Claussen's book seems, initially, to propose just that: to subscribe itself to Adorno's own renunciations and taboos, answer to Adorno's own self-transcending ambitions, with an answerably scrupulous textual asperity or askesis.