Simple Definition of accountable
: required to explain actions or decisions to someone
: required to be responsible for something
Examples of accountable in a sentence
If anything goes wrong I will hold you personally accountable!
<the owner was held accountable for his dog's biting of the child>
First Known Use of accountable
Synonym Discussion of accountable
ACCOUNTABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of accountable for Students
1 : required to explain actions or decisions <The mayor is accountable to the city's residents.>
2 : responsible 1 <You're accountable for your mistakes.>
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