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answerable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of answerable

  1. 1 being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so you are answerable for your own conduct at all times Synonyms of answerable accountable, amenable, responsible, liableWords Related to answerable beholden, indebted, obligated, obligedNear Antonyms of answerable exempt, immuneAntonyms of answerable irresponsible, nonaccountable, unaccountable

  2. 2 capable of having the reason for or cause of determined they say this equation is not answerable Synonyms of answerable solvable, explainable, explicable, resolvable, solubleWords Related to answerable analyzable, decipherable; feasible, workableNear Antonyms of answerable difficult, inextricable, knotty; impossible, insuperable; absurd, fantastic (also fantastical), outlandish, preposterous, ridiculousAntonyms of answerable hopeless, inexplicable, insoluble, insolvable, unexplainable, unresolvable, unsolvable

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

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