Pronunciation: (an'sur-u-bul, än'-),[key] —adj. 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.