1. Obliged to answer or be called to account ( somebody); accountable, responsible.
    Will any man argue that . . . he can not be justly punished, but is answerable only to God? --Swift.
  2. Correspondent, in accordance; comparable ().
    What wit and policy of man is answerable to their discreet and orderly course? --Holland.
  3. Proportionate; commensurate in amount; suitable.
  4. Capable of being answered or refuted; admitting a satisfactory answer.
    The argument, though subtle, is yet answerable. --Johnson.

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