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answerable

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adjective an·swer·able \ˈan(t)-s(ə-)rə-bəl\

Simple Definition of answerable

  • : required to explain actions or decisions to someone

  • : responsible for something

  • : capable of being answered

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of answerable

  1. 1 archaic :  suitable, adequate

  2. 2 :  liable to be called to account :  responsible

  3. 3 archaic :  corresponding, similar

  4. 4 :  capable of being refuted

answerability

play \ˌan(t)-s(ə-)rə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of answerable in a sentence

  1. a powerful businesswoman who seems to think that she's answerable to no one

  2. <you are answerable for your own conduct at all times>



1536

First Known Use of answerable

1536

Synonym Discussion of answerable

responsible, answerable, accountable, amenable, liable mean subject to being held to account. responsible implies holding a specific office, duty, or trust <the bureau responsible for revenue collection>. answerable suggests a relation between one having a moral or legal obligation and a court or other authority charged with oversight of its observance <an intelligence agency answerable to Congress>. accountable suggests imminence of retribution for unfulfilled trust or violated obligation <elected officials are accountable to the voters>. amenable and liable stress the fact of subjection to review, censure, or control by a designated authority under certain conditions <laws are amenable to judicial review> <not liable for the debts of the former spouse>.

ANSWERABLE Defined for Kids

answerable

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adjective an·swer·able \ˈan-sə-rə-bəl\

Definition of answerable for Students

  1. 1 :  responsible 1 <You are answerable for your actions.>

  2. 2 :  possible to answer <an answerable question>





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