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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaccountableac‧count‧a‧ble /əˈkaʊntəbəl/ ●○○ adjective [not before noun]  RESPONSIBLEresponsible for the effects of your actions and willing to explain or be criticized for themaccountable to The government should be accountable to all the people of the country.accountable for Managers must be accountable for their decisions. The hospital should be held accountable for the quality of care it gives.accountability /əˌkaʊntəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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accountableAn increase in transfer of power from the state to local government would also make institutions more accountable.Their living conditions are getting worse year by year, politicians are corrupt, often are not held accountable.It will all without question make the schools and LEAs more accountable, at least in terms of pupil performance, to parents and public.And they will be held accountable for doing so.The major resource users, doctors, were not held accountable for spending taxpayers' money.How can doctors be made more accountable for the resources they use and what kind of incentives are appropriate?But I know that you fellows hold me accountable for what I write and what I say.His remedy, modest given his rhetoric, is that professors should be held more accountable for what they do.accountable toCorporate management is accountable to the company's shareholders.
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