Definition for accountable

adjective as in responsible for having done

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Our stories focus on holding the powerful accountable in service of the public.

That being said, if you have the potential for a trigger, and you’re not honest with yourself about there being doubt, and you end up being wrong — then you do run the risk of being held accountable to that.

Thank you to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for joining us in this effort to hold the administration accountable and to get answers to these important questions.

He also argued that the Lausanne, Switzerland–based organization should be held accountable for misinforming hosts about the real risks.

From Ozy

A PBC has an obligation to state a public purpose beyond profit, to fulfill that purpose as part of the responsibilities of its directors, and to be accountable for so doing.

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Then we all have to do our part to engage the officers and our community, and hold everyone accountable in the process.

When companies do bad things they ought to be held accountable for them.

It is freedom, and accountable both legally and socially to the free choices of others around them.

The American people need to rise up and hold their elected officials accountable.

I hope that America is going to hold Cuba accountable in public opinion.

They did not feel accountable for their deeds or thoughts or words to an irresistible Power working for righteousness or truth.

They held us accountable for the conduct of those who had left, and vented the malignity of their unfeeling hearts upon us.

By a train of events for which she is not accountable the question has become of importance to you.

Sometimes we can hardly be held accountable for what we do; especially when our sense of justice is sorely taxed.

Commanding officers accountable for proper training of organizations; field efficiency; team-work.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accountable, such as: answerable, culpable, liable, obliged, charged with, and obligated.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.