responsible for your decisions or actions and expected to explain them when you are asked The state spends taxpayers’ money and should be held accountable. accountable to somebody Politicians are ultimately accountable to the voters. accountable for something Someone must be held accountable for the killings.Extra examples Local authorities should be publicly accountable to the communities they serve. Politicians are accountable to Parliament. Senior managers are directly accountable to the Board of Directors. Someone has to be held ultimately accountable for the accident. The directors are held accountable by the shareholders. The real power lies with a bureaucracy that is not accountable to the public. a democratically accountable parliament democratically accountable leaders The state spends taxpayers’ money and should be held accountable.