Synonyms of liable
1 likelyDictionary • Only a small number are liable to harm themselves or others.
likely • People are more likely to accept change if they understand it.
inclined • He was inclined to self-pity.
disposed • I might be disposed to like him in other circumstances.
prone • For all her experience, she was still prone to nerves.
apt • She was apt to raise her voice and wave her hands about.
2 vulnerableDictionary • These women are particularly liable to depression.
vulnerable • Their tanks would be vulnerable to attack from the air.
exposed • The troops are exposed to attack by the enemy.
susceptible • Walking with weights makes the shoulders susceptible to injury.
open • They left themselves open to accusations of double standards.
at risk of
3 responsibleDictionary • The airline's insurer is liable for damages.
responsible • I'm responsible to my board of directors.
accountable • The major industries should be accountable to their customers.
bound • All members are bound by an oath of secrecy.
obligated • He had got her pregnant and felt obligated to marry her.
usage note:In 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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accountableIf 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.
aptIf 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.
• All members are bound by an oath of secrecy.
Thesaurus for liable from the Collins English Thesaurus