answerable

  • 1 Answerable — An swer*a*ble, a. 1. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 answerable — ► ADJECTIVE (answerable to/for) ▪ responsible to or for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 answerable — [an′sər ə bəl, an′sər ə bəl] adj. 1. subject to being called to account; responsible 2. that can be answered or shown to be wrong [an answerable argument] 3. Archaic in proportion; corresponding SYN. RESPONSIBLE answerability n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 answerable — index accountable (responsible), actionable, ascertainable, blameworthy, bound, consonant, liable, subj …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 answerable — (adj.) liable to be held responsible, 1540s, from ANSWER (Cf. answer) + ABLE (Cf. able). Less common meaning able to be answered is from 1690s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 answerable — *responsible, accountable, amenable, liable Analogous words: obliged, constrained, compelled (see FORCE vb): subject, *subordinate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 answerable — [adj] responsible accountable, amenable, bound, chargeable, compelled, constrained, liable, obligated, obliged, subject, to blame; concept 545 Ant. irrefutable, unaccountable, unprovable …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 answerable — an|swer|a|ble [ æns(ə)rəbl ] adjective 1. ) answerable to if you are answerable to someone, you have to explain to them the reasons for your actions or mistakes: The police force here is answerable only to the governor of the colony. 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 answerable — UK [ˈɑːns(ə)rəb(ə)l] / US [ˈæns(ə)rəb(ə)l] adjective 1) if you are answerable to someone, you have to explain to them the reasons for your actions or mistakes answerable to: The police force here is answerable only to the governor of the colony.… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 answerable — [[t]ɑ͟ːnsərəb(ə)l, æ̱n [/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ to n If you are answerable to someone, you have to report to them and explain your actions. Councils should be answerable to the people who elect them... All ministers, including the prime minister …

    English dictionary

  • 11 answerable — /ˈænsərəbəl/ (say ansuhruhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being answered. –phrase 2. answerable for, accountable for, responsible for: I am answerable for his safety. 3. answerable to, a. liable to be called to account to or asked to defend one s… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 answerable — adjective /ˈæn.sɛɹ.ʌ.bl/ a) Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 answerable — adj. answerable for; to (we are answerable to our superiors for our actions) * * * [ ɑːns(ə)rəb(ə)l] to (we are answerable to our superiors for our actions) answerable for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 answerable — answerability, answerableness, n. answerably, adv. /an seuhr euh beuhl, ahn /, adj. 1. liable to be asked to give account; responsible: He is answerable to a committee for all his decisions. 2. capable of being answered: a question answerable by… …

    Universalium

  • 15 answerable — an|swer|a|ble [ˈa:nsərəbəl US ˈæn ] adj 1.) be answerable to sb (for sth) to have to explain your actions to someone in authority ▪ The agency is answerable to the governor. 2.) a question that is answerable can be answered …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 answerable — adjective 1 be answerable to to have to explain your actions to someone in authority: I am answerable to the government for any decisions I make. 2 a question that is answerable can be answered …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 answerable — adjective 1》 (answerable to) responsible to or having to report to.     ↘(answerable for) responsible for (something). 2》 (of a question) able to be answered …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 answerable to — responsible to or having to report to. → answerable …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 answerable — adjective the ensign is answerable to the captain Syn: accountable, responsible, liable; subject See note at responsible …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 answerable — an•swer•a•ble [[t]ˈæn sər ə bəl, ˈɑn [/t]] adj. 1) liable to be asked to give account; responsible 2) capable of being answered 3) proportionate; correlative (usu. fol. by to) 4) corresponding; suitable (usu. fol. by to): an amount not answerable …

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