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Meaning of ANSWERABLE

Pronunciation:  'ansurubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  possible to answer
  2. [adj]  liable to be called to account; "you are answerable for this debt"
 

ANSWERABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accountable, amenable, soluble
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"swer*a*ble\, a.
1. Obliged to answer; liable to be called to account; liable
   to pay, indemnify, or make good; accountable; amenable;
   responsible; as, an agent is answerable to his principal;
   to be answerable for a debt, or for damages.

         Will any man argue that . . . he can not be justly
         punished, but is answerable only to God? --Swift.

2. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a
   satisfactory answer.

         The argument, though subtle, is yet answerable.
                                               --Johnson.

3. Correspondent; conformable; hence, comparable.

         What wit and policy of man is answerable to their
         discreet and orderly course?          --Holland.

         This revelation . . . was answerable to that of the
         apostle to the Thessalonians.         --Milton.

4. Proportionate; commensurate; suitable; as, an achievement
   answerable to the preparation for it.

5. Equal; equivalent; adequate. [Archaic]

         Had the valor of his soldiers been answerable, he
         had reached that year, as was thought, the utmost
         bounds of Britain.                    --Milton.

 

 

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