Spanish translation of 'answer for'
intransitive verb + preposition
- (= take responsibility for)
⇒ I'll not answer for the consequences
no respondo de las consecuencias,
no me responsabilizo de las consecuencias
⇒ to answer for the truth of sth
responder de la veracidad de algo
⇒ to answer for sb's safety
responder de la seguridad de algn
⇒ he's got a lot to answer for
tiene la culpa de muchas cosas
⇒ he must be made to answer for his crimes
le tienen que hacer pagar por sus crímenes
- (= reply for)
⇒ I can't answer for the others, but ...
no puedo responder por los demás, pero ...
⇒ can't she answer for herself?
¿no sabe responder ella sola?
- (= serve as)
Example Sentences Including 'answer for'
Sometimes I think that eccentric old monk has a lot to answer for.Absolute Truths
That seemed to be the question that nobody could, or would, answer for her.AFTERMATH (2001)
The US Government will have a lot to answer for on the day of judgement.Iced
Translation of answer for from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary