1. [ adjective ] liable to be called to account
Synonyms: answerable

"you are answerable for this debt"

Related terms: amenable
2. [ adjective ] being obliged to answer to an authority for your actions
Synonyms: answerable

"governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves" "fully accountable for what they did" "the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"

Related terms: responsible
Similar spelling:   accountant