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accountable

[ uh-koun-tuh-buhl ]
/ əˈkaʊn tə bəl /
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adjective
subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.
capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
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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
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How to use accountable in a sentence

  • At which, accountably to Lady Whyteleafe, Mrs. Freddy blushed and stumbled in this particular 'speech.'

    The Convert|Elizabeth Robins

British Dictionary definitions for accountable

accountable
/ (əˈkaʊntəbəl) /

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

Derived forms of accountable

accountability, nounaccountably, adverb
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