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English definition of “accountable”

accountable

adjective     /əˈkaʊntəbl/
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 accountable for allowing borrowers to take on debts they cannot repay.accountable to sb The CEO is ultimately accountable to the board of directors.
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