answerable answerable  /ˈæn sə rə bəl/


  1. (adj) capable of being answered
  2. (adj) morally or legally responsible to a higher authority

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  1. One question that's not answeredand probably not answerableby either the video or the scientists is how well the beaten-up baby fared after the cameras stopped rolling.
  2. The only catch is that your post must be answerable with either a yes or no sorry wafflers, you're out of luck.
  3. The argument for a takeover is that it makes executives answerable to taxpayers rather than shareholders.



  1. "For one month they went through a living hell. The Pakistan team came back and literally hid from the public. The players went into depression," Khan said on CNN. "I'm afraid someone has to be answerable and someone has to be responsible for...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Imran Khan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Australian selectors have faced serious issues right through the series and they have not been solid. The selectors need to be made answerable at the end of this campaign," Slater told the newspaper.
    on Aug 23, 2009 By: Michael Slater Source: AFP

  3. "If they can't pull it off, if they can't demonstrate the political will and means to go after the militias, to create a military force that is answerable and confident in the government, and to root out the corruption that exists in the police...
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Colin Powell Source: Forbes

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