Translation of "answerable" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈɑːn.sər.ə.bəl/ us /ˈæn.sɚ.ə.bəl/
be answerable for sth

to be responsible for something that happens

ser responsable de algo
Soldiers who obey orders to commit atrocities should be answerable for their crimes.
be answerable to sb

If you are answerable to someone, you have to explain your actions to them because they have the main control and responsibility.

reportar a alguien, estar bajo las órdenes de alguien
Any European central bank should be directly answerable to the European Parliament.

(Translation of “answerable” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)