Accountable meaning

ə-kountə-bəl
The definition of accountable is being responsible for something or someone.

A pet owner is an example of someone who is accountable for the well being and behavior of his or her pet.

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Expected or required to account for one's actions; answerable.
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Capable of being explained.

An accountable phenomenon.

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Capable of being accounted for; explainable.
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Liable to be called on to render an account;
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Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.

Every man is accountable to God for his conduct.

You will be held accountable for your misdemeanors.

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Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
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Being answerable for.
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Being liable for.
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Obliged to account for one's acts; responsible.
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(rare) Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
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Origin of accountable

  • account +‎ -able

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested around 1400.

    From Wiktionary