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answerable

[ an-ser-uh-buhl, ahn- ]
/ ˈæn sər ə bəl, ˈɑn- /
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adjective

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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Origin of answerable

First recorded in 1540–50; answer + -able
an·swer·a·bil·i·ty, an·swer·a·ble·ness, nounan·swer·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for answerable

answerable
/ (ˈɑːnsərəbəl) /

adjective

(postpositive; foll by for or to) responsible or accountableanswerable for someone's safety; answerable to one's boss
able to be answered
answerability or answerableness, nounanswerably, adverb
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