[ uh-koun-tuh-buh l ]
/ əˈkaʊn tə bəl /


subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.

Origin of accountable

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at account, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM accountable

ac·count·a·ble·ness, nounac·count·a·bly, adverbnon·ac·count·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for accountable

/ (əˈkaʊntəbəl) /


responsible to someone or for some action; answerable
able to be explained

Derived forms of accountable

accountability, nounaccountably, adverb
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