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Definition of Answerable


  1. 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.
  2. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
  3. Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.
  4. Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement answerable to the preparation for it.
  5. Equal; equivalent; adequate.

Answerable Quotations

The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.
Daniel Webster

A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it.
Corita Kent

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
Victor Kiam

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

A married vicar is likely to regard his vocation as a job - a tough and ill-paid one, to be sure - but a priest is seen as a pillar of the community, answerable only to his parishioners and his God, rather than to a wife and children.
Simon Hoggart
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Answerable Translations

answerable in German is verantwortlich, beantwortbar
answerable in Latin is reus
answerable in Swedish is ansvarig
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