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Answerable - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Answerable' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Answerable [ a.]
- Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable; responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal; to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.
- Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
- Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
- Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it.
- Equal; equivalent; adequate.

Meaning of 'Answerable' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . answerable [ s]
Meaning (1):
- morally or legally responsible to a higher authority
Example in sentence:
  • parents are answerable for their child's acts