Definition of accountable
accountablenessplay \-ˈkau̇n-tə-bəl-nəs\ noun
accountablyplay \-blē\ adverb
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
Origin and Etymology of accountable
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of accountable
ACCOUNTABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accountable for English Language Learners
: required to explain actions or decisions to someone
: required to be responsible for something
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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