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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Subject to being called to answer; accountable: synonym: responsible.
  • adjective Capable of being answered or refuted.
  • adjective Archaic Suitable; appropriate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being answered; admitting of a satisfactory reply.
  • Liable to give an account or to be called to account; responsible; amenable: as, an agent is answerable to his principal.
  • Correspondent; similar; agreeing; in conformity; suitable; proportionate; correlative; equal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible
  • adjective Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
  • adjective Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
  • adjective Proportionate; commensurate; suitable.
  • adjective Archaic Equal; equivalent; adequate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Obliged to answer or be called to account (to somebody); accountable, responsible.
  • adjective archaic Correspondent, in accordance; comparable (to).
  • adjective Proportionate; commensurate in amount; suitable.
  • adjective rare Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being answered
  • adjective morally or legally responsible to a higher authority

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From answer +‎ -able.

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