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1Required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible.‘ministers are accountable to Parliament’‘parents cannot be held accountable for their children's actions’
responsible, liable, answerable, chargeableanswerable, responsible, reporting, subjectView synonyms
- ‘Should the corporate media not be held accountable for blocking the democratic process?’
- ‘We have to make judgments on which we are accountable to the public.’
- ‘Politicians are held accountable for their execution of duties in governing a country.’
- ‘When nobody can be held accountable for decisions like this, democracy is dead.’
- ‘He suggested that a club be formed and that its members be held accountable for the responsible use of the pier.’
- ‘The simple reason is the people in charge of spending the money are not accountable to anyone.’
- ‘The Republic is not a free paper because we want to be accountable to our readers, not to advertisers.’
- ‘Vote for me and let me help you to make your student government more accountable to you!’
- ‘They should be elected democratically and be accountable to all New Zealanders.’
- ‘The government is also accountable to Parliament, which has the right to ask questions.’
- ‘Utility agencies better coordinate their work and show they are accountable to the public.’
- ‘The fact that he is ultimately accountable to the clubs means that he needs a consensus from the clubs before he can act.’
- ‘All politicians are accountable to us and we must not confuse arrogant indifference with real leadership.’
- ‘What's the status of finding out who or what is to be held accountable for what went wrong?’
- ‘The plaintiffs say they want to see the church and government held accountable for these abuses.’
- ‘Unless leaders are accountable to a constituency, there can be no true democracy.’
- ‘History will tell whether those responsible will be held accountable for their crimes.’
- ‘Rogue government and rebel militias who prowl rural areas are hardly accountable to higher authorities.’
- ‘Individuals are fully accountable to the organisation for the expenditure they incur.’
- ‘The treasurers are accountable to the parties or agencies outside their office.’
2Able to be explained or understood.‘the delayed introduction of characters' names is accountable, if we consider that names have a low priority’explicable, explainableView synonyms
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