hold somebody responsible/accountable/liable (for something)
From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhold somebody responsible/accountable/liable (for something)hold somebody responsible/accountable/liable (for something)to say or decide that someone should accept the responsibility for something bad that happensIf anything happens to her, I’ll hold you personally responsible.He may have had a terrible childhood, but he should still be held accountable for his own actions. →hold
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hold somebody responsible/accountable/liable (for something)• Then he told Hepzibah he'd hold her responsible!• She would have been held personally responsible and would almost certainly have fallen from office.• He was held not liable as there was a real and imminentdanger and he had done what was reasonably necessary.• The jury that held Simpson liableconsisted of six men and six women, ranging in age from mid-20s to mid-70s.• You can not learn teamperformance without being part of a team that holds itself mutually accountable for achievingspecific performance goals.• I hold the police responsible for my son's deathVoice over Police denied any knowledge of who was on the bike.• In the past, juries have usually sided with the industry, holding smokers liable for the damage they inflict on themselves.• Please, however, do not think that I hold you responsible, in any way, for my own uncertainty.