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Definition of answerable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[not before noun] answerable to somebody (for something) having to explain your actions to someone in authority over you She was a free agent, answerable to no one for her behavior.
  2. 2[not before noun] answerable (for something) responsible for something and ready to accept punishment or criticism for it Elected politicians must be made answerable for their decisions.
  3. 3(of a question) that can be answered
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