accountable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “accountable” in the English Dictionary

"accountable" in British English

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accountableadjective

uk   /əˈkaʊn.tə.bəl/  us   /-t̬ə-/
C2 Someone who is accountable is ​completelyresponsible for what they do and must be ​able to give a ​satisfactoryreason for it: She is accountable only to the ​managingdirector. The ​recenttaxreforms have made ​government more accountable foritsspending. Politicians should be accountable to the ​public who ​elected them.
accountability
noun [U] uk   /əˌkaʊn.təˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
There were ​furiousdemands for ​greaterpolice accountability.
(Definition of accountable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accountable" in American English

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accountableadjective

 us   /əˈkɑʊn·tə·bəl/
responsible for and having to ​explainyouractions: He ​knew he would be ​held accountable for any ​flaws in the programming.
accountability
noun [U]  us   /əˌkɑʊn·təˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
The ​AttorneyGeneral says he has a ​plan to ​ensure accountability of ​CEOs.
(Definition of accountable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accountable" in Business English

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accountableadjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of accountable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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