[ an-ser-uh-buh l, ahn- ]
/ ˈæn sər ə bəl, ˈɑn- /
liable to be asked to give account; responsible: He is answerable to a committee for all his decisions.
capable of being answered: a question answerable by mail.
proportionate; correlative (usually followed by to).
corresponding; suitable (usually followed by to): The amount is not answerable to my needs.
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duty, power, importance, restraint, authority, liability, guilt, burden, obligation, trust, culpability, onus, fault, accountability, charge, loyalty, omission, negligence, defect, misconduct
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Origin of answerable
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/ (ˈɑːnsərəbəl) /
(postpositive; foll by for or to) responsible or accountableanswerable for someone's safety; answerable to one's boss
able to be answered
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