accountable for


accountable for
responsible for, answerable for

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make accountable for — index encumber (financially obligate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • accountable — UK US /əˈkaʊntəbl/ adjective ► responsible for what you do and able to give a satisfactory reason for it: hold sb accountable »Our board will hold me accountable if anything goes wrong. accountable for (doing) sth »Mortgage brokers should be… …   Financial and business terms

  • accountable — ac·count·able /ə kau̇n tə bəl/ adj 1: liable accountable for the burglary 2: obliged to accept responsibility the bank accountable for payment of the check ac·count·abil·i·ty /ə ˌkau̇n tə …   Law dictionary

  • Accountable Fundraising — is the term used to describe a Non profit organization holding its members accountable for their donations by showing them the direct impact of their fundraising efforts. This accountability usually comes in the form of a vote, where the members… …   Wikipedia

  • accountable — adj. 1) strictly accountable 2) accountable for; to (we are accountable to our parents for our actions) 3) to hold smb. accountable for smt. * * * [ə kaʊntəb(ə)l] accountable to (we are accountable to our parents for our actions) strictly… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • accountable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sb ▪ hold sb ▪ The directors are held accountable by the shareholders. ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • accountable — adjective (not before noun) responsible for the effects of your actions and willing to explain or be criticized for them (+ for): Managers must be accountable for their decisions. | hold sb accountable for sth (=consider someone responsible):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • accountable — ac|count|a|ble [əˈkauntəbəl] adj [not before noun] responsible for the effects of your actions and willing to explain or be criticized for them accountable to ▪ The government should be accountable to all the people of the country. accountable… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • accountable — [[t]əka͟ʊntəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to/for n If you are accountable to someone for something that you do, you are responsible for it and must be prepared to justify your actions to that person. Public officials can finally… …   English dictionary

  • accountable — ac|count|a|ble [ ə kauntəbl ] adjective * in a position where people have the right to criticize you or ask you why something happened: accountable for: As director, she knew she would be held accountable for any budget deficit. accountable to:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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