: liable to be called to account : responsible
- The specialists who design the programs work for and are answerable to distant development agencies.
- —Samia Altaf
- The Fed's prestige is back up, and meanwhile we have a Congress that is elected and is answerable to the people …
- —Adam Smith
: capable of being answered or refuted
- There has been a controversy on the question of whether the species was genetically closer to the horse or to the zebra. This question may possibly be answerable now that DNA from the three species is available for comparison.
- —Harold M. Schmeck Jr.