V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. responsibility to someone or something; 2. liability or answerability for something
Synonyms: liability, answerability, culpability, responsibility
Tips: To account for something is to take responsibility or to answer for something. When you are accountable for something, you must answer for it, account for it, or take responsibility for it.
We donít have enough accountability in the creative department; no one wants to take responsibility for unacceptable ad concepts. (answerability, responsibility)
How can we account for all the business we lost last month when we meet with the board of directors next Monday? (answer) verb
You're not my boss; I'm not accountable to you. (answerable) adjective
The consumer advocacy group demanded greater accountability from the big energy company. (liability, answerability)
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