accountable accountable  /ə ˈkaʊn tə bəl/


  • (adj) liable to account for one's actions


  1. So yes, we need to hold our government accountable.
  2. While doing business in Africa, he recognized two other essential but unmet needs: good governance and accountable institutions.


  1. Panetta Tells the Class of 2013 to Hold Government Leaders Accountable

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta returned to Santa Clara University to deliver the 162nd undergraduate commencement speech, telling students to hold politicians accountable.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Anthem, St. Vincent’s Health Partners Launch Accountable Care Plan

    By BRIAN DOWLING | The Hartford Courant Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and St. Vincent’s Health Partners announced Friday a new reimbursement contract for chronic disease patients that is based on outcome and quality of care rather than traditional fee-for-service models. The agreement — called an accountable-care organization — links St. Vincent’s insurance reimbursements [...]        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Lumeris Executives Spotlight Accountable Care at Premiere Industry Events

    Lumeris, an accountable care delivery innovation company, today announced that Chairman and CEO Michael Long will discuss the role of health information exchanges in accountable care at the 4th National Accountable Care Organization Summit.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Obama said his decision was necessary "to hold ourselves accountable to standards that are at the core of our democracy."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Allentown Morning Call

  2. "Quite frankly, BP blew it," he said. "You cut corners to save money and time. And as the chief executive officer of BP â€| you called for fewer people in the decision-making process. You stated individuals need to be accountable for...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  3. Khamenei, responding to a week of protests of the disputed election on June 12, said opposition leaders "will be held accountable for all the violence, bloodshed and rioting" if they do not halt the rallies.
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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