from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Liable to being called to account; answerable. See Synonyms at responsible.
- adj. That can be explained: an accountable phenomenon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having accountability (individuals have accountability); answerable.
- adj. Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
- adj. Liable to be called on to render an account;
- adj. Being answerable for.
- adj. Being liable for.
- adj. Capable of being accounted for; explicable; explainable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable.
- adj. Capable of being accounted for; explicable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable to be called to account; responsible, as for a trust or obligation; answerable, as for conduct: as, every man is accountable to God for his conduct; a sheriff is accountable as bailiff and receiver of goods.
- Of which an account can be given; that can be accounted for: in this use opposed to unaccountable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. liable to account for one's actions
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We devised a bill that moved to universal coverage using what we called accountable health plans playing by national rules to ensure competition and choice.
The law encourages doctors and hospitals to join "accountable care organizations" that have financial incentives to limit unnecessary care; it beefs up "comparative effectiveness research" to weed out inefficient treatments; and it will eventually tax the most expensive insurance plans to restrain consumers 'superfluous use of health care.
Can't anyone be held accountable from the mess the Bush regime left?
God will ultimately hold McCain accountable for his partisan and prejudicial decisions steve poppitz
Telling some one about a weakness you have and asking them to keep you accountable is pretty much how I would describe stating your plans as a "dissatisfaction".
The only way to keep education accountable is to keep it both understandable and flexible.
"I don't know that the American public believes that the White House holding the White House accountable is really good for them," said Brady, the senior House Republican on the Joint Economic Committee.
This means the way you hold teachers and schools accountable is NOT with a general performance test because some students might not have completed the required steps, i.e. they might not have shown up to the movie theatre.
Congressman ISSA: If you try to hold the administrator accountable from the minority when you have no power, the most I can do is get the press to ask a lot of questions and annoy them, ultimately I have no authority.
Alaska did not hold Sarah Palin accountable either.
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