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Meaning of “accountable” - Learner’s Dictionary

accountable

adjective [never before noun]     /əˈkaʊntəbl/
having to be responsible for what you do and able to explain your actions: Hospitals must be held accountable for their mistakes. Politicians should be accountable to the public that elects them. →  Opposite unaccountable Duty, obligation and responsibility
accountability     /əˌkaʊntəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
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