Answerable

Definition of Answerable

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.
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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