liable to account for one's actions
"governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves"; "fully accountable for what they did"; "the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"; "he was answerable to no one"
Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.
Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
Liable to be called on to render an account;
Being answerable for.
Being liable for.
Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal
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How to use accountable in a sentence?
For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark, to date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.
Secretary Ross had no scheduled conflicts to speak of and no other excuse other than the fact that Secretary Ross simply didn't want to appear before this subcommittee and be held personally accountable.
The heart of the case will now be moving ahead. Mr. Cieszkowski looks forward to holding Mr. Baldwin accountable in court.
Probably the most rewarding thing was getting a phone call from [Ottos mother] Cindy Warmbier. She was so gracious and thankful. It was an affirmation that this is why we do it, this is the power that music can have, the main message is that they are not alone in their grief, not alone in their frustration, not alone in seeking answers and figuring out what happened to Otto, when it happened, and who is responsible and finding those responsible and holding them criminally accountable.
Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections. This answer by President Trump will be seen by Russia as a sign of weakness and create far more problems than it solves.
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- отговорен, подотчетенBulgarian
- ευεξήγητος, υπόλογοςGreek
- vastuullinen, vastuussa olevaFinnish
- responsable, expliquableFrench
- ferklearber, ferantwurdlikWestern Frisian
- דין וחשבוןHebrew
- verantwoordelijk, verklaarbaar, aansprakelijkDutch
- подотчётный, объясни́мый, отве́тственныйRussian
- Có trách nhiệmVietnamese
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