Meaning of “answer to someone” in the English Dictionary

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"answer to someone" in American English

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answer to someone

phrasal verb with answer us /ˈæn·sər/ verb [ I/T ]

to take orders from and explain your actions to someone:

The great thing about having your own business is that you don’t have to answer to anyone.

(Definition of “answer to someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)