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Definition of Answerable

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

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

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

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

The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
Nadine Gordimer

Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?
Robert Walpole
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Answerable Translations

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