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Definition of the adjective accountable

What does accountable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more accountable / most accountable

  1. liable to account for one's actions
    • examples: governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves | fully accountable for what they did
    • similar: responsible

Alternative definition of the adjective accountable


  1. Having accountability (individuals have accountability).
  2. Requiring accountability (property or funds require accountability).
  3. Liable to be called on to render an account; answerable;
  4. Being answerable for.
  5. Being liable for.
  6. [rare] Capable of being accounted for; explicable.

Phrases with accountable

  1. Accountable Mail
  2. Accountable Depot
  3. Accountable Officer
  4. Accountable Cryptomaterial
  5. Accountable Disbursing Officer
  6. Accountable Property Officer's Bond

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accountable

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Google previewThe New Public Service (2016)

Serving, Not Steering by Janet V Denhardt, Robert B. Denhardt

Therefore, for a public administrator, being accountable means not only following the law and doing what you are told to do by elected officials, but also using the expertise of your profession. The debate between Friedrich and Finer raised ...

Google previewThe Mormon Quest for Glory (2013)

The Religious World of the Latter-day Saints by Melvyn Hammarberg

Being accountable means that we must take responsibility for what we do wrong, and we are blessed for what we do right” (Primary 3, 1994, 27:129). Accountability means that choices have consequences. Baptism and confirmation are ...

Google previewActivities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning (2012)

Grades 6-8 by Katia Petersen

Choice Week Being accountable means taking responsibility for your choices. List the important choices ...

Google previewThe Ethics of School Administration, 3rd Edition

by Kenneth A. Strike, Emil J. Haller, Jonas F. Soltis

Being accountable means to accept certain standards of achievement as defining success in one's task. Standards are assertions about the educational goals ...

Google preview12 Steps On the Rocks - With a Twist (2017)

by Maryellen Evers LCSW, CAADC

Being accountable also means being the responsible you that you need to be. This can mean being sure you go to work sober or not calling off. This can mean being totally there for your kids...

Google previewJuvenile Justice Sourcebook (2014)

by Wesley T Church, II, David Springer, Albert R Roberts

Being accountable means being responsible for providing services in accordance with high standards. Addams, Jane: Established Hull House, an early settlement house in Chicago during the 1880s to help wayward youths, homeless families ...

Google previewYou Were Born#1 (2012)

by Syldia Bailey-Walker

Accountability: Compassion: Honesty: Being accountable means that people ...

Google preview51 Activities for Collaborative Management (2006)

by Peter Garber

Being accountable means that you accept responsibility for your work. Without accountability, you have no stake in the outcome. • Planning. Working without a plan can cause you to waste a great deal of time and money. Planning ahead can ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Human Resources and Employment Forms (2012)

Organizational Responsibility/Accountability Your job may require you to be responsible/ accountable for one or more tasks, activities, work units, functions, districts, divisions, regions or areas. Check the one box which best describesyourjob's ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PLAN (AHP) ACCIDENTAL MEANS: An unforeseen, unexpected, unintended cause of an accident. The means that causes the mishap must be accidental for any claim to be payable. ACCIDENTAL MEANS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

accountable to those making funding decisions but could and possibly should be accountable to the community, citizens, service users, consumer advocacy groups, taxpayers, relevant professions, and international organizations for ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1892)

by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland

tolls and income and providing that after default continued for a certain period the trustees might enter and take possession, the bondholders or trustees cannot make the railroad company or its assignees accountable for such income until at ...

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That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that's what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else's life. (Herschel Walker)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1U1N1T1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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