Pronunciation: (an'sur-u-bul, än'-), [key]
1. liable to be asked to give account; responsible: He is answerable to a committee for all his decisions.
2. capable of being answered: a question answerable by mail.
3. proportionate; correlative (usually fol. by to).
4. corresponding; suitable (usually fol. by to): The amount is not answerable to my needs.
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