[ US /ˈænsɝəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˈɑːnsəɹəbə‍l/ ]
  1. capable of being answered
  2. morally or legally responsible to a higher authority
    parents are answerable for their child's acts
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How To Use answerable In A Sentence

  • He began to write rambling letters about black holes and plagued his mother with unanswerable questions.
  • To put it in religious language, the scientist is answerable to a very stern and peremptory magisterium, the magisterium of Nature herself.
  • Philippines-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is 'answerable' for the 'stinking' $329-million National Broadband WN.com - Articles related to Pa. residents sue gas driller over polluted drinking water
  • We present them the example of France as an unanswerable proof that one great nation can maintain bimetallism, and that by maintaining it she escaped the worst evils that have affected the monometallic countries, and assured for herself an extraordinary progress and prosperity. If Not Silver, What?
  • Instead I argued that such ultimate questions are not answerable, at least by anyone in our contemporary conversation.
  • The knockout blows came from finding'the unanswerable question '. Times, Sunday Times
  • The company remains shielded from freedom of information laws and is answerable to 100 members drawn from the rail industry and members of the public. Times, Sunday Times
  • There were baffling, unanswerable teasers such as: why is a left foot either ‘trusty’ or ‘educated’ but a right foot is neither?
  • You're answerable to the people who run the club. The Sun
  • He said it was of great concern to him that unqualified practitioners in healthcare were not answerable to any regulatory authority.
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