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answerable

[ an-ser-uh-buh l, ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF answerable

Synonyms for answerable

  • accountable
  • amenable
  • liable
  • obligated
  • obliged
  • bound
  • chargeable
  • compelled
  • constrained
  • subject
  • to blame
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Antonyms for answerable

  • irresponsible
  • unaccountable
  • irrefutable
  • unprovable
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANSWERABLE

I am not answerable for offences which have their origin in the eyes of the multitude.

Your father takes it upon himself to be answerable for all consequences.

"If my father has been guilty, that man is answerable for his guilt," she thought perpetually.

For almost all faults of this kind the public are answerable, not the painter.

My inferences are my own, but I shall be answerable for the facts.

She wondered if James knew for how much his eyeglass was answerable.

It was difficult to live alone, though he was not answerable.

You are only answerable to yourself, but I have to answer to my superiors.

On the other hand, the wind and seas were answerable for the progress we had made to the north.

The theory that profit is the wages of risk is answerable in substantially the same way.

WORD ORIGIN

"liable to be held responsible," 1540s, from answer (v.) + -able. Less-common meaning "able to be answered" is from 1690s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANSWERABLE

accountable

adjectiveresponsible for having done
  • answerable
  • charged with
  • culpable
  • liable
  • obligated
  • obliged
  • on the hook

amenable

adjectiveable to be judged; responsible
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