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After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
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Meaning of "accountable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACCOUNTABLE

accountable  [əˈkaʊntəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACCOUNTABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Accountable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACCOUNTABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

accountable

Accountability

In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private worlds. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences. In governance, accountability has expanded beyond the basic definition of "being called to account for one's actions". It is frequently described as an account-giving relationship between individuals, e.g. "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct". Accountability cannot exist without proper accounting practices; in other words, an absence of accounting means an absence of accountability.

Definition of accountable in the English dictionary

The definition of accountable in the dictionary is responsible to someone or for some action; answerable. Other definition of accountable is able to be explained.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACCOUNTABLE


accomptable
əˈkaʊntəbəl
countable
ˈkaʊntəbəl
discountable
dɪsˈkaʊntəbəl
insurmountable
ˌɪnsəˈmaʊntəbəl
lamentable
ˈlæməntəbəl
mountable
ˈmaʊntəbəl
paintable
ˈpeɪntəbəl
plantable
ˈplɑːntəbəl
presentable
prɪˈzɛntəbəl
preventable
prɪˈvɛntəbəl
printable
ˈprɪntəbəl
rediscountable
riːˈdɪskaʊntəbəl
rentable
ˈrɛntəbəl
representable
ˌreprɪˈzentəbəl
surmountable
sɜːˈmaʊntəbəl
transplantable
trænsˈplɑːntəbəl
unaccountable
ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəbəl
uncountable
ʌnˈkaʊntəbəl
unprintable
ʌnˈprɪntəbəl
unsurmountable
ˌʌnsɜːˈmaʊntəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACCOUNTABLE

account balance
account book
account day
account executive
account for
account holder
account number
account payable
account receivable
accountability
accountableness
accountably
accountancy
accountant
accountantship
accounting
accounting period
accounting policy
accounting practices
accounting procedures

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACCOUNTABLE

able
acceptable
adjustable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
profitable
reputable
stable
suitable
table
timetable
unacceptable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
unstable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of accountable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACCOUNTABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «accountable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of accountable

Translation of «accountable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACCOUNTABLE

Find out the translation of accountable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of accountable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «accountable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

负责
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

responsable
570 millions of speakers

English

accountable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जवाबदेह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يـُمْكِنُ تَفْسِيره
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ответственный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

responsável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দায়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

responsable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertanggungjawab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verantwortlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

説明する責任がある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

책임이 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tanggung jawab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chịu trách nhiệm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கணக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जबाबदार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sorumlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

responsabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odpowiedzialny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відповідальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

răspunzător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπόλογος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verantwoording
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ansvarig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ansvarlig
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCOUNTABLE»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about accountable

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACCOUNTABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word accountable.
1
Sal Albanese
If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don't have the courage to do it.
2
Steve Ballmer
I think our leadership team is a highly accountable leadership team.
3
Roy Barnes
After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
4
Martha Beck
Realizing that we've surrendered our self-esteem to others and choosing to be accountable for our own self-worth would mean absorbing the terrifying fact that we're always vulnerable to pain and loss.
5
Yochai Benkler
Judges wear legal professionalism and precedent as a mantel that secures legitimacy for their decisions. It's how they distinguish themselves from politicians or administrative agencies, while wielding power that is sometimes much greater than those democratically accountable actors.
6
Leslie Bibb
People get DUIs, people get in fights with their boyfriends, it happens, life happens, but it's about being accountable for your actions. I don't know. I'm just not that girl, I don't go to clubs. I'm a pretty normal girl.
7
John Boehner
But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
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Erskine Bowles
And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable.
9
Bill Bradley
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
10
Susan Bysiewicz
I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACCOUNTABLE»

Discover the use of accountable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to accountable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise
Accountable examines present-day conditions and the consequences for America. At its core, this book is a tool with which the community can evaluate the successes or failures of its political leaders and of itself.
Tavis Smiley, 2009
2
Holding Government Bureaucracies Accountable
This updated and revised third edition of Rosen's acclaimed text incorporates the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990, the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, and the Government Management Reform Act of 1994.
Bernard Rosen, 1998
3
Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11
The novel powers that our post-9/11 commanders in chief assumed—endless detentions, military commissions, state secrets, broad surveillance, and more—are the culmination of a two-century expansion of presidential authority.
Jack Goldsmith, 2012
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Keeping Employees Accountable for Results: Quick Tips for ...
The book gives busy managers quick, step-by-step advice on: * Setting expectations * Monitoring progress * Giving feedback * Following through Light on theory and heavy on practical application, Keeping Employees Accountable for Results ...
Brian Cole Miller, 2006
5
The Accountable Leader: Developing Effective Leadership ...
The Accountable Leader is centred around three themes - leadership, accountability and organizational structure, and explores what it means for managers to be held to account at all levels in an organization.
Brian Dive, 2008
6
Holding Corporations Accountable: Corporate Conduct, ...
This work asks, "Given the impact of transnationals on human health, the environment, working conditions and the economic prospects of nations, is industry self-regulation sufficient?
Judith Richter, 2001
7
The Accountable Man: Pursuing Integrity Through Trust and ...
This brief, easy-to-read guide helps men find accountability as they keep oneanother walking with integrity.
Tom Eisenman, 2004
8
Making Creativity Accountable: How Successful Advertisers ...
This volume shows how advertisers can effectively control agency costs without sacrificing creativity.
Ron Harding, 1991
9
Holding Accountability Accountable: What Ought to Matter in ...
" In this provocative book, well-respected educators join Sirotnik to provide critical analyses and sophisticated perspectives on prevailing high-stakes accountability practices.
Kenneth A. Sirotnik, 2004
10
How Did That Happen?: Holding People Accountable for Results ...
How Did That Happen? offers a proven way to eliminate these nasty surprises, gain an unbeatable competitive edge, and enhance performance by holding others accountable the positive, principled way.
Roger Connors, Tom Smith, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACCOUNTABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term accountable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will Israel ever be held accountable for war crimes?
The U.N. has repeatedly raised humanitarian concerns to the Israeli authorities, however, Israel has never been held accountable. «Al-Arabiya, Jul 15»
2
Moses Siasia vows to be accountable to Bayelsa people
image Bayelsa governorship aspirant, Moses Siasia has promised to be accountable to the people of the state, if elected as Governor. «DailyPost Nigeria, Jul 15»
3
Maine Voices: Change election system to make Congress …
Because members of Congress are elected by district or state, none is accountable to the nation as a whole. Why should they address the ... «Press Herald, Jul 15»
4
Government approval to hold plants accountable for gas …
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has agreed to hold all industrial companies accountable for their actual gas consumption rather than their ... «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»
5
Obama Administration's Gainful Employment Rule Holding For-Profit …
The Obama administration is imposing a new rule that would make for-profit colleges more accountable for their students. The Education ... «iSchoolGuide, Jul 15»
6
Making Police Accountable
Consequently it throws up the question: can we make police more accountable under the current laws. The disturbing trend of abuse of power ... «GreaterKashmir.com, Jul 15»
7
Letter: Hold legislators accountable on the flag
Should the Confederate flag come down? We would not be OK if swastikas went up in Germany and sent out reminders of the terror to our ... «Greenville News, Jul 15»
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Daniel Ficker: Parma family continues fight to hold Cleveland Police …
Daniel Ficker: Parma family continues fight to hold Cleveland Police accountable for 2011 death. Sarah Buduson. 8:05 PM, Jul 3, 2015. Previous Next. Autoplay: ... «newsnet5.com, Jul 15»
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Ayaz Sadiq says he will hold Imran accountable on doomsday
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq has said that Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution do not make a distinction between 'lie' ... «Geo News, Pakistan, Jul 15»
10
Congress Weighs in on Holding IMF Accountable for Damage …
Now comes a group of U.S. members of Congress warning the IMF that it could -- perhaps for the first time in decades -- be held accountable for ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»

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