Synonyms of 'liable'
1 likelyDictionary, tending, inclined
Only a small number are liable to harm themselves or others.
2 vulnerableDictionary, subject, exposed
These women are particularly liable to depression.
3 responsibleDictionary, accountable, amenable
The airline's insurer is liable for damages.
usage noteIn the past, it was considered incorrect to use liable to mean `probable' or `likely', as in it's liable to happen soon. However, this usage is now generally considered acceptable.
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If you are accountable to someone for something that you do, you are responsible for it and must be prepared to justify your actions to that person.
The major industries should be accountable to their customers.
If someone is apt to do something, they often do it and so it is likely that they will do it again.
She was apt to raise her voice and wave her hands about.
Thesaurus for liable from the Collins English Thesaurus
If people or things are liable to something unpleasant , they are likely to experience it or do it.