Adjective "accountable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible.
  1. 'parents cannot be held accountable for their children's actions'
  2. 'He suggested that a club be formed and that its members be held accountable for the responsible use of the pier.'
  3. 'History will tell whether those responsible will be held accountable for their crimes.'
  4. 'The government is also accountable to Parliament, which has the right to ask questions.'
  5. 'They should be elected democratically and be accountable to all New Zealanders.'
  6. 'What's the status of finding out who or what is to be held accountable for what went wrong?'
  7. 'Politicians are held accountable for their execution of duties in governing a country.'
  8. 'All politicians are accountable to us and we must not confuse arrogant indifference with real leadership.'
  9. 'The treasurers are accountable to the parties or agencies outside their office.'
  10. 'Should the corporate media not be held accountable for blocking the democratic process?'
  11. 'The Republic is not a free paper because we want to be accountable to our readers, not to advertisers.'
Able to be explained or understood.


    1. subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.

    2. capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be accountable for things."

    "providers can be accountable to laws."

    "banks can be accountable for actions."

    "records can be accountable to dollars."

    "places can be accountable to committees."

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