Definition of accountable
- … leaving aside variations accountable as printer's errors …
- —Peter Shaw
If anything goes wrong I will hold you personally accountable!
the owner was held accountable for his dog's biting of the child
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: required to explain actions or decisions to someone
: required to be responsible for something
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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