Definition of 'accountable'
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We will continue to hold companies accountable that gain an unfair and illegal competitive advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If so, those responsible higher up the chain of command must be held accountable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The council that represents them is funded by the public to serve the public - and must be accountable to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We're going to hold the press accountable, as well. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We must review our defence needs and make our police accountable to the public they serve. The Sun (2010)People want local services to be accountable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Senior executives should be held personally accountable when their company makes unlawful calls. The Sun (2016)As a church family we are equally responsible and accountable to one another. Christianity Today (2000)It is about finding justice for an innocent victim and holding people accountable for their actions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We must be accountable for the balance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The public become increasingly accountable to the police instead of the police being accountable to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Each member has one vote and is individually accountable for their actions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She knows she needs to hold herself accountable. The Sun (2013)Those who spend public money must be accountable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The police must be accountable to the public and be seen to be so. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But you have to be accountable for your actions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you are going to hold schools accountable you should hold them accountable for progress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This case should be pursued and if she is guilty she must be held accountable. The Sun (2012)Patients are dealt with swiftly and cheaply by skilled and experienced physicians who are constantly accountable for their actions. The Sun (2013)Similarly, retailers can be responsible and accountable for underage sales. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But that policy was an attempt to make the police more accountable - which is badly needed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I want a responsible and accountable sport. The Sun (2015)Local party activism is integral to the web of public service, patronage and interest on which accountable democracy depends. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is already a good case that the police force is the least accountable service of the lot and the most in need of scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was the accountable person. The Sun (2010)A government grant covers 33,000 of this cost, with the company accountable for the rest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'accountable'
British English: accountable /əˈkaʊntəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are accountable for something that you do, you are responsible for it.
Public officials can finally be held accountable for their actions.
- American English: accountable
- Arabic: يـُمْكِنُ تَفْسِيره
- Brazilian Portuguese: responsável
- Chinese: 负责
- Croatian: odgovoran
- Czech: odpovědný
- Danish: ansvarlig
- Dutch: verantwoordelijk
- European Spanish: responsable
- Finnish: tilivelvollinen
- French: responsable
- German: verantwortlich
- Greek: υπόλογος
- Italian: responsabile
- Japanese: 説明する責任がある
- Korean: 책임이 있는
- Norwegian: ansvarlig
- Polish: odpowiedzialny
- European Portuguese: responsável
- Romanian: răspunzător
- Russian: ответственный
- Spanish: responsable fiable
- Swedish: ansvarig
- Thai: รับผิดชอบ
- Turkish: sorumlu
- Ukrainian: відповідальний
- Vietnamese: chịu trách nhiệm
Definition of accountable from the Collins English Dictionary
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