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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 ?
There is a third species of tyranny, most properly so called, which is the very opposite to kingly power; for this is the government of one who rules over his equals and superiors without being accountable for his conduct, and whose object is his own advantage, and not the advantage of those he governs; for which reason he rules by compulsion, for no freemen will ever willingly submit to such a government.
For all which I shall not look on myself as accountable to any court of critical jurisdiction whatever: for as I am, in reality, the founder of a new province of writing, so I am at liberty to make what laws I please therein.
But,' resumes Neville, 'I am accountable for mentioning it to you.
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.
I am a respectable married woman, accountable for my actions to nobody under heaven but my husband.
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 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.
That was left for the romanticists of our own century to discover; even the romanticists whom Goldoni drove from the stage, were of that simpler eighteenth-century sort who had not yet liberated the individual from society, but held him accountable in the old way.
Till the Mounds is down and this business completed, you're accountable for all the property, recollect.
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.
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.
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.

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