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.
- Subject to being called to answer; accountable. See Synonyms at responsible.
- That can be answered or refuted: an answerable charge.
- Archaic Suitable.
- Archaic Corresponding.